Bitterfeld, Germany –The Dow Chemical Company says it has created a new ingredient that can help consumers feel full after eating small amounts of food.
Dow introduced SATISFIT-LTG in the U.S. at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
SATISFIT-LTG is a new version of a substance called methyl cellulose, which is used as a binding agent in sweet and savory snacks, ready meals and baked goods.
It’s a white powder that dissolves in cold water to form a thick solution that turns into a gel-like material upon heating.
The ingredient can be used in foods such as yogurts, fruit shakes and smoothies.
In a study, the company found that people consumed fewer calories at the following meal after eating the additive.