New slowly digestible carbohydrate works with energy products

by Jeff Gelski
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Ingredion's Sustra 2434 is made from native corn starch and tapioca flour.
 

WESTCHESTER, ILL. — Ingredion, Inc. has introduced the Sustra 2434 slowly digestible carbohydrate in the United States. The starch-based system is designed for use in energy-focused nutritional products, including bars, shakes, mixes, snacks and supplements.

Sustra 2434 is made from native corn starch and tapioca flour. Ingredion’s proprietary research has shown the ingredient may promote a lower glycemic index and steadier blood sugar levels over an extended time, leading to balanced, long-lasting energy.

“Ingredion’s proprietary research has shown that consumers are seeking more energy to help them be more productive and increase their overall well-being,” said Maria Stewart, Ph.D., clinical research lead at Westchester-based Ingredion. “Unlike some carbohydrates that cause a sharp spike followed by a drop in blood sugar, leading to a ‘crash,’ Sustra 2434 slowly digestible carbohydrate is designed to be slowly digested and produce a reduced glycemic response, an effect that has been confirmed in clinical studies.”

Sustra 2434 offers a clean taste profile, sensory acceptance and appealing consistency, according to Ingredion. It is gluten-free and FODMAP-free. Sustra 2434 is certified in conformity with Ingredion’s Truetrace program for non-bioengineered ingredients/non-G.M.O.s. 
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