Fiberstar Announces Natural, Plant-based Fibers to Improve Clean Label Food Products

Citri-Fi, a natural, non-GMO citrus fiber used to improve texture, nutrition and clean labeling in food products.

We recognize the growing need for natural, highly functional food ingredients and remain dedicated to providing the global marketplace alternatives to chemical or synthetic ingredients used in food.

Fiberstar, Inc. offers natural, plant-based fiber product lines to improve quality, texture and health within food products. The push to clean up food label declarations escalated over the past few years. The focus was initially on artificial flavors and colors, however, today, various food ingredients are in question such as starches, gums, chemical emulsifiers and stabilizers. Food companies are quickly reformulating or creating new products using natural ingredients to improve food labeling. The challenge is that foods containing natural ingredients are not as tolerant to food processing conditions, as a result leaving the developers scrambling for alternatives.

“We recognize the growing need for natural, highly functional food ingredients and remain dedicated to providing the global marketplace alternatives to chemical or synthetic ingredients used in food,” says John Haen, CEO & President of Fiberstar, Inc. “We are excited to offer Citri-Fi®, a natural citrus fiber used to improve quality, texture and labeling in foods. No chemicals, alcohols or other processing aides are used in the production of Citri-Fi which differentiates our products from others.”

Citri-Fi, a natural citrus fiber derived from the citrus juicing industry is unique due to its patented, clean process. The process opens up the fiber to create high surface area which lends itself to high water holding capacity and emulsification properties which are key to developing high quality foods. Due to its insoluble and soluble fiber composition, this fiber contains about 40% native pectin which can be activated to produce gelling properties. This unique holistic composition creating multiple functionalities sets Citri-Fi apart from other fibers in the marketplace.

This natural citrus fiber is non-GMO, non-allergenic and gluten-free. Citri-Fi also qualifies under the new FDA dietary fiber guidelines,…

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