MANNHEIM, GERMANY — Beneo now is able to produce organic inulin from chicory roots. Research already supports the health benefits of Beneo’s Orafti inulin, a prebiotic fiber, covering digestive health, lowering blood glucose response and weight management. Potential applications are dairy items, baked foods and cereal.

 “We are pleased to announce that we, as the market leader for chicory root fiber, are the first ingredient manufacturer capable of producing organic inulin from chicory roots,” said Eric Neven, commercial managing director of Beneo Functional Fibers. “With global market volume in the thousands of metric tons for organic inulin, and considerable potential for further growth, we see untapped opportunities for this innovative ingredient to extend into the organic market. We are excited to be working in partnership with our customers to explore these and meet the growing demand for organic solutions.”