Tate & Lyle has announced that it is expanding its award-winning PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber range.

The expansion sees the launch of two new liquid versions of PROMITOR®: PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber W and PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber 90L. These versions have been developed to make adding fibre to applications including confectionery, beverages and bars, easier and more cost effective.

According to the brand, this allows food and beverage manufacturers to make their products healthier, both reducing sugar and calories and fortifying them with fibre, while maintaining great taste, texture and consumer experience.

Susanna Palatucci, Global Head of Health and Wellness at Tate & Lyle, said: “These additions to our PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber range bring all the existing benefits of PROMITOR® that have helped make the product range so popular both for adding fibre to products and for lowering sugar and calories.

“They provide very high digestive tolerance, excellent acid, heat and process stability, consumer-friendly labelling options, and most importantly of all the ability to maintain great taste, texture and appearance in an extensive range of food and beverage applications.”

Both of the new ingredients address specific needs in certain types of products. PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber W, which contains a minimum of 85% fibre and less than 2% sugars, has a lower viscosity than comparable fibre ingredients and is described to perform particularly well in confectionery products such as gummies. It can be used for sugar reduction in mainstream confectionery or for fibre fortification in nutritional confectionery products.

PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber 90L is a liquid version of Tate & Lyle’s existing 90% fibre powder ingredient, which, depending on the end-product and manufacturing set-up, can provide production efficiencies by avoiding the need to dissolve or handle powders. The ingredient has lower viscosity and is easier to handle and use than comparative products on the market.

The PROMITOR® W launch is focused on North America, and PROMITOR® 90L on North America and Japan. Regulatory approval, labelling and claims may vary by country.