Bridging the fibre gap
There is a global dietary problem that needs addressing, and it is called ‘the fibre gap’.
Put simply, it is the difference between how much fibre we should be consuming (roughly 30 grams per day) and how much we are actually consuming (on average, 18 grams per day).
That means the average person has a daily fibre deficit of 12 grams and the effects of that can be far-reaching.
Fibre plays a crucial role in our overall health and it has been suggested that bridging the fibre gap, could have a significant impact on public health.
In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, made in partnership with Tate & Lyle and recorded at our Tastes of Better event, we look at how we might get more fibre into our diets.
It appears that messaging around eating more fruit and vegetables simply is not working, so could fortification be the answer?
Tate & Lyle has developed Promitor Soluble Fibre, with the promise of increasing fibre intake without affecting taste and texture.
Listen to the full episode to learn more about Promitor, prebiotics and symbiotics, and delve into the world of the gut-brain axis.
Delphine Forejt, New Product Commercialisation Manager, Tate & Lyle
Marietta Sayegh, Nutrition Scientist, Tate & Lyle
Annette Evans, Principle Scientist, Tate & Lyle
Amy Jackson, Technical Innovation Expert, Tate & Lyle
About Tate & Lyle
Supported by its 160-year history of ingredient innovation, Tate & Lyle partners with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. Millions of people around the world consume products containing its ingredients every day.
Through its expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, Tate & Lyle develops ingredient solutions that reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.
Tate & Lyle has more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is its brand promise and how Tate & Lyle will achieve its purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living its purpose, Tate & Lyle works to successfully grow its business and have a positive impact on society. The company lives its purpose in three ways: by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.