Is soy dietary fiber a food additive?
Abstract: Soybean dietary fiber is a kind of dietary fiber. In terms of classification, all dietary fiber is a kind of carbohydrate that cannot be digested by the human body. In terms of classification, carbohydrates are food raw materials, and flour, sugar, etc. belong to a classification level. , not a food additive.
Keywords: Food Additives, Dietary Fiber, Soybeans, Carbohydrates
With the improvement of people’s living standards, many people have begun to pay attention to nutritional balance. In order to adjust nutrition, many people will consume soybean dietary fiber powder. However, many people have found that soy dietary fiber is also included in the ingredient list of some foods. So some people are curious, is soy dietary fiber a food additive? So why can people directly ingest soybean dietary fiber powder?
Answer: Soybean dietary fiber is not a food additive!
Soybean dietary fiber is a kind of dietary fiber. In terms of classification, all dietary fiber is a kind of carbohydrate that cannot be digested by the human body. In terms of classification, carbohydrates are food raw materials, and flour, sugar, etc. belong to a classification level. , not a food additive.
Soybean dietary fiber mainly refers to the general term for macromolecular carbohydrates that cannot be digested by human digestive enzymes, mainly including cellulose, pectin, xylan, mannose, etc. Although dietary fiber cannot provide any nutrients to the human body, it has important physiological functions for the human body. Dietary fiber has the functions of significantly reducing plasma cholesterol, regulating gastrointestinal function and insulin level.
Advantages of soybean dietary fiber.
- The purity of biological dissociation is high, and the purity of biodissociated dietary fiber can reach more than 83%, of which the mass fraction of soluble dietary fiber accounts for about 60% of the total dietary fiber, while the purity of the commonly used fermentation method is about 80%. Dietary fiber accounts for about 45%. In addition, the biological dissociation method contains less impurities, and its crude protein mostly remains in the aqueous solution after hydrolysis.
- The functional properties are good, and the biodissociated dietary fiber has significant changes in inhibiting blood sugar. The first is the direct absorption of glucose. The biodissociated dietary fiber has a greater ability to absorb glucose than other methods. Secondly, the inhibitory effect on α-amylase activity is improved, which can prolong the digestion time of food and improve the ability to control blood sugar.
- The physicochemical properties that can be practically applied have been strengthened. The biodissociated dietary fiber has the least fat content and the most soluble dietary fiber. The limit amount used in food is the largest, and the health effect is the most prominent.