At BioPowder.com we have developed innovative, easily digestible fibre solutions with diverse application possibilities in food and feed products. With the goal of providing alternatives to grain-based fibres and wood-based cellulose, our natural powders stand out as being non-allergenic, gluten free, vegan and versatile.
Fine olive stone powder mainly consists of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. It is classified as an insoluble dietary fiber. Its characteristics therefore show a certain similarity to cellulose preparation and wheat fibre. In contrast to the latter, BioPowder.com fiber additives are derived exclusively from side-stream resources without the need for crops and the associated land and water resources. Sustainability is taken to a new level, combined with excellent nutritional properties.
Insoluble fibres derived from olive stones can be used as functional ingredients to increase the dietary fibre contents of food/feed. Health benefits of insoluble fibre are resulting from increased bulk volume and decreased transit time associated with the increased dietary fibre supply. These effects increase satiety, decrease saturated fat intake and are further associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and colorectal cancer. The enrichment of food formulations with olive stone powder can thus significantly enhance their nutritional properties.
In addition, our powdery fibres can be produced in variable grain size ranges. This comes with many possibilities to enhance texture, rheology and mouthfeel of diverse food/feed preparations.
Research has demonstrated unique properties of olive stone fibre with regard to antioxidant properties. Similar to other components of the edible olive (olive pulp, olive peel, etc.), the stones contain significant levels of polyphenolic compounds. These antioxidants bind free radicals, which translates into numerous benefits for human and animal health. As part of food/feed preparations, olive stone powder can help
Due to its characteristics as a low-calorie, sugar- and fat-free additive rich in fiber and antioxidants, olive stone powder is ideal for solid functional foods. Recommended applications in processed foodstuffs include
To a similar extent, olive stone fibres can be valuable components of animal feed or pet food mixes. Whatever your project might be, please contact us for R&D assistance and advice on the best fibre additive. Our powders can be supplied in micro, small and large batches and shipped worldwide. Contact us now with your inquiry.