Characteristics of sc-FOS

Actilight® is composed of short chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS). They are soluble and non viscous dietary fibres.

Fructo-oligosaccharides belong to the group of fructans. After starch, fructans are the most abundant carbohydrates accumulated in plants as an energy resource.
Fructans are linear chains of fructose molecules (Fn), usually terminated by a glucose molecule (GFn). These chains can vary from 3 to 200 units, with an average degree of polymerisation (DP) of about 10 units.
• GFn with a DP<10 are called fructo-oligosaccharides
• GFn and Fn with a DP<10 are called oligofructose
• GFn and Fn with a DP ≥10 are called inulin
The composition of Actilight® is consistent and unique. It contains the shortest chains of FOS available in nature.


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• GF2 37%
• GF3 53%
• GF4 10%




FOS and maltitol lower glycaemic response


A scientific study published in March in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrates the benefits of the usage of maltitol and short chain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS from sucrose) to lower postprandial glycaemic response and reduce insulin release when replacing sugars in sugar-free de ...
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FOS from sucrose allowed in Infant Formulae in China


The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China now authorises Actilight® short chain Fructo-oligosaccharides from sucrose as a permitted substance for fortification in Infant Formulae. Actilight® is a non viscous, instant soluble fiber with a taste profile similar to suc ...
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Digestive tolerance and sugars reduction


FOS and polyols such as maltitol are frequently used, alone or in combination, in energy-reduced or sugar-reduced food formulations. According to a recent clinical study led by Tereos Syral with Biofortis, the combination ...
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Actilight® at Vitafoods 2013


We will be glad to inform you about Actilight® at Vitafoods exhibition in Geneva from 14 ...
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High fibre, high protein cranberries biscuit


Delicious high fibre and high protein biscuits can be formulated with Actilight® FOS and Meripro® soluble wheat proteins. The laminated biscuits with cranberries designed by Tereos Syral contain 6.2g/100g of fibre and 20g/100g of protein, protein bringing 20% of ener ...
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