Burlington, Ont. – Food processors in Canada can now get fibre from Fiberstar through the U.S. company’s new Canadian distributor, Quadra Ingredients.
Citri-Fi is a line of unique, multi-functional fibres derived from orange fibre. Quadra says the product is a very relevant functional ingredients that will help to improve the nutritional profile of a wide variety of foods in Canada.
It is a natural, clean label and allergen-free solution to manage moisture, improve shelf-life and reduce fat, while boosting the fibre content of products.
Fiberstar adds that Citri-Fi tightly binds moisture to also improve quality and yields; partially replacing oil, fat, eggs and meat to reduce costs; and replacing less label friendly ingredients to improve label declarations.
Citri-Fi is not purified, but is left holistic to include both soluble and insoluble fibre, protein, sugar and fat. Fiberstar uses a patented mechanical process that opens this holistic fibre structure to create a porous fibre matrix that has high internal surface area.
Citri-Fi employs multiple binding mechanisms that enable its impressive functionality in a wide variety of applications. Citri-Fi’s multiple binding mechanisms include the lipophilic bonding of the protein to fat, hydrogen bonding of soluble and insoluble fibre to water, and entrapment and surface tension forces exerted by the expanded fibre matrix.