F0513 Health and Hydrocolloids

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Many health experts are today advising people of all ages to consume more dietary fibre. Research suggests that higher fibre containing diet may prevent diabetes, heart diseases obesity and cancer amongst others. Soluble fibres with prebiotic properties are also gaining more interest in Europe, Asia and even in the US.

The objective of this study was to assist the client in assessing whether there is an opportunity to use presently available hydrocolloids to promote health and general well being.

Click here for a PDF of the contents of the study or look below for an outline.

Contents of the study include:

Objective

Method

Principal Findings & Conclusions

  • Overview of Potential Health Properties of Hydrocolloids
  • Overview of the Commercial Potential of Hydrocolloids as Soluble Fibres and/or Prebiotics
  • Locust Bean Gum & Carob-derived Insoluble Fibre
  • Pectin
  • Guar Gum
  • Alginate
  • Carrageenan
  • Xanthan

Recommendations

Overview of Potential Health Properties of Hydrocolloids

  • Summary table of health promoting properties of Hydrocolloids

Overview of the Commercial Potential of Hydrocolloids as Soluble Fibres and/or Prebiotics

  • Overview of Market, Players and Products
    • Current Market for Prebiotics
    • Soluble Fibre/Prebiotic Players and Products in 2003
    • Contact Overview
    • Current Trends in Hydrocolloids as Health Ingredients
    • Health benefits imparted by the use of specific soluble fibres/prebiotics

Locust Bean Gum & Carob-Derived Insoluble Fibre

  • Background
  • Research
    • Weight Reduction
    • Cholesterol Lowering
    • Anti-oxidative Properties
    • Improved Postprandial Glycemia
    • Diarrhea Treatment
    • Other Specific Health Promoting Effects
    • Prebiotic Properties
    • Adverse Effects
  • Patents
  • Articles

Pectin

  • Background
  • Research
    • Weight Reduction
    • Cholesterol Lowering
    • Anti-Oxidative Effects
    • Improved Postprandial Glycaemia
    • Prebiotic Properties
    • Diarrhea Treatment
    • Other Specific Health Promoting Effects
    • Adverse Effects
  • Patents
  • Articles
    • Pectins in Preventive Nutrition and Therapy
    • Pectin in pig nutrition, a comparative review

Guar gum

  • Background
  • Research
    • Weight Reduction
    • Cholesterol Lowering
    • Anti-oxidative Properties
    • Improved Postprandial Glycaemia
    • Prebiotic Properties
    • Diarrhea Treatment
    • Other Specific Health Promoting Effects
    • Adverse Effects
  • Patents
  • Articles

Alginate

  • Background
  • Research
    • Weight Reduction
    • Cholesterol Lowering
    • Anti-oxidative Properties
    • Improved Postprandial Glycaemia
    • Prebiotic Properties
    • Other Specific Health Promoting Effects
  • Clinical Trials in Japan
  • Patents

Carrageenan

  • Background
  • Research
    • Cholesterol Lowering
    • Other Specific Health Promoting Effects
    • Improved Postprandial Glycemia
    • Prebiotic Properties
    • Adverse Effects
  • Patents

Xanthan Gum

  • Background
  • Research
    • Cholesterol Lowering
    • Anti-oxidative Properties
    • Improved Postprandial Glycemia
    • Other Specific Health Promoting Effects
  • Patents

Contacts

  • 13 Hydrocolloid Companies
  • 5 Others

Recent News on Fibres/Hydrocolloids

  • General
  • HPMC

Tables

  • Table 1 Articles identified for six different hydrocolloids
  • Table 2 Clinical trials found for six different hydrocolloids
  • Table 3 Summary of health effects of hydrocolloids proven in human clinical trials
  • Table 4 List of hydrocolloid and fibre companies ranked by marketing strategy.
  • Table 5 Prices and marketing approach for hydrocolloids in 2005
  • Table 6 Inulin, oligofructose (of) and fos products on the market in 2005
  • Table 7 Manufactures of soluble fibre ingredients 2003
  • Table 8 Summary of health effects of lbg proven in clinical trials
  • Table 9 Summary of health effects of pectin proven in clinical trials
  • Table 10 Summary of health effects of guar proven in clinical trials
  • Table 11 Summary of health effects of alginate proven in clinical trials
  • Table 12 Summary of health effects of carrageenan proven in clinical trials
  • Table 13 Summary of health effects of xanthan proven in clinical trials

Figures

  • Figure 1 Articles found for six different hydrocolloids
  • Figure 2 Clinical trials found for six different hydrocolloids
  • Figure 3 The number of patents filed relating to various health areas for six different hydrocolloids

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