It is generally accepted that – together with vegetables – fruits are a great source of essential nutrients associated with several health benefits. However, only a minority of the global population consumes five servings a day, the recommended dosage, and the campaigns to support and increase the intake have had limited success.1
Juice: the easiest way to intake fruit benefits
Although juices should not replace whole fruits and vegetables, they still are a tasty and very easy way to intake all the benefits of fruit.
In an article that appeared in Nutritional Review in 2019,1 the authors suggest juices are a good source of vitamin C, carotenoids, and polyphenols. One portion of fruit juice per day may help people achieve the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Also, one-quarter cup of pure 100% fruit juice can satisfy one of the four to five servings of fruits and vegetables per day recommended by the American Heart Association.3
Besides the many pros effects associated with fruit juice, there are also some possible cons concerning fibers, sugars and also weight management.
Fibers: the fiber content in juices are usually not as high as in raw vegetables or fruit and does not fulfill daily dietary recommendations of the USA Department of Agriculture (for females, at least 28 g of dietary fiber per day, and for males 34 g per day.3)
Sugars: conventional juice powders normally contain added sugars (sucrose, maltodextrins), artificial colors and flavors, while “juice concentrate” is often in the last position in a typical ingredient’s breakdown. This may contribute to weight gain in children and adults, and also to diabetes in adults.
FiberJuices™, real juice powders with 4 prebiotics
With an international patent for stabilizing blood sugar and anti-hygroscopic, MCB – a company from Taiwan with more than 30 years of experience in micro-encapsulation and spray-drying – recently launched FiberJuices™, an innovative and unique line of fruit juice powders, with very high real juice content (75-80%); thanks to an advanced spray drying process, it maintains original and natural fruit juice flavours.
FiberJuices™ contain 4 types of prebiotics: 3 dietary fibers — inulin, acacia gum, indigestible maltodextrins — and 1 oligosaccharide.
It contains no additional synthetic and artificial colouring and additives at all and does not contribute to weight gain, as is 0% sucrose added: sucrose is completely replaced by natural sweet and low-GI fructose from the fruit itself.
Unique fiber-encapsulation technology
Micro-encapsulation is a technology significantly challenging in the food industry, as the sensory qualities of foods cannot be compromised by the addition of encapsulated components.
Micro-encapsulation provides controlled release of the active products, masks unpleasant odor and taste, and allows the encapsulated material to be distributed in a food formulation homogeneously.
In the case of FiberJuices™, under optimal conditions to conduct spray drying, its three selected dietary fibers and one oligosaccharide blend homogeneously with juice solid and use their own unique structural characteristics to micro-encapsulate the juice solid.
This technique provides fine particles with excellent free-flowing properties; also, the fruit powders maintain blood glucose stability and have excellent anti-hygroscopicity.
A colourful range of flavours and tastes
FiberJuices™ Juice Powders are unique fruit powders for a complete range of real and healthy flavours, with up to 80% of juice. This content cannot be found in any other spray-dried juice powders currently on the market.
- Berries: cranberry, raspberry, black currant, blueberry, strawberry, mixed berries
- Tropical: pineapple, passion fruit, tropical fruit, banana
- Fruity: grape, pomegranate, lemon, orange, grapefruit
- High juice content
- High and multi fibers
- Excellent anti-hygroscopicity
- No sucrose added
- Protein smoothie
- Amino acids
- Vitamin powder/tablet
- Ice cream (soft serve)
- RTD (ready-to-drink)
- Yogurt, bakery, confectionery, etc.
FiberJuices™ is a brand by MCB distributed in the USA market by Faravelli, Inc.
The line was recently and successfully displayed by Faravelli Inc at SSW21 in Las Vegas.