Following its acquisition of Swedish Oat Fiber last year, Naturex has developed Sweoat™, a high-quality source of oat beta glucans with benefits for heart health and beyond.
At Vitafoods Europe, Naturex will be showcasing Sweoat™ Brans, a powerful ingredient that has received European approval to carry health claims for cholesterol reduction (Article 14.1) and maintenance of cholesterol levels (Article 13.1). In addition, it is authorised to carry claims for glycaemic response and gut health (both Article 13.1). Sweoat™ offers fibre and protein content and contains all of the essential amino acids, as well as healthy antioxidants. Just one 11g scoop of Sweoat™ contains the same amount of beta glucans as 750ml of oat drink and 3 bowls of oat cereals – and significantly fewer calories.
Sweoat™ is suitable for use in a wide range of food and beverage applications and in conjunction with probiotics. During the exhibition, Naturex will showcase the potential of using Sweoat™ in a range of prototype instant drink formulations.
France-based Naturex has experienced steady growth throughout the last 20 years with sales revenue of Euro 405 million (US$ ) in 2017. Earlier on, it was reported that Givaudan has acquired 40.6% share of Naturex.
Naturex sources and manufactures natural specialty ingredients derived from plant extraction for broad applications in food, health and beauty sectors. Naturex’s portfolio includes colors, antioxidants, specialty fruits & vegetables, phytoactives, and numerous other plant-based natural ingredients, designed to help its customers create healthy, authentic and effective products.