Fibre Syrup Gold has a small amount of malt extract and stevia added, has a darker colour and a fuller sweet taste. Fibre Syrup Gold is a healthier alternative to honey and syrup, and is ideal on pancakes, ice cream and desserts. Sweetness ratio 1:1.
- Almost 70 g fiber and only 5 g of sugars per 100g
- A healthy substitute for syrup and honey
- Perfect in homemade bars
Fibre Syrup has a uniquely low sugar content
Sugars per 100 g:
Nutritional information compared to alternative products
|Per 100 g||kcal||protein||carbohydrates||sugar||fat||fibre|
|Fibre Syrup Clear||165||0||7||6||0||68|
|Fibre Syrup Gold||166||0||8||6||0||69|
Fibre Syrup and diabetes
Experience has shown that Fibre Syrup can be digested differently from person to person. For many people, the majority of Fibre Syrup acts like fibre in the body, while for some people it appears that a portion of the fibre can cause the blood sugar to rise. We therefore recommend people with diabetes to be careful when using Fibre Syrup, and expect an impact on blood sugar levels. The blood sugar rise should be lower than for regular syrup and sugar, but may be higher than what one would expect from a product with such a low sugar and high fibre content. Unfortunately, we don’t have sufficient documentation to give an exact GI value yet.
Fibre Syrup Clear: Isomalto-oligosaccharides
Fibre Syrup Gold: Isomalto-oligosaccharides, malt extract, sweetener: steviol glycosides
What is isomalto-oligosaccharide?
Isomalto-oligosaccharide is a naturally-occurring prebiotic plant fibre found naturally in foods such as honey, miso, soy sauce and sake. It has a sweet taste, but behaves like fibre in the body. Instead of increasing blood sugar like ordinary syrup, isomalto-oligosaccharide becomes a food source for the beneficial bacteria of the digestive system. This is known as prebiotic fibre. The body contains more bacteria than cells, and these bacteria have an important role. Eating prebiotic fibre stimulates beneficial bacteria, which perform important functions in the body, while also helping to suppress more harmful bacteria.
All types of fibre can provide temporary ailments in the digestion system, such as gas and diarrhea, but IMO fibre has proved to give hardly any of these symptoms.
How is Fibre Syrup made?
Fibre Syrup is manufactured in a natural process, using starch as raw material. Enzymes are added, breaking the starch into shorter chain lengths and converting the linkages into a type that the human body cannot easily digest. (While human intestinal enzymes readily digest α(1,4)-glycosidic bonds found in regular starch, the α(1,6)-linkages in Fibre Syrup are not easily hydrolyzed and are digestion-resistant). This means that Fibre Syrup functions as a dietary fibre, feeding the good bacteria in your gut.
No chemicals are used in the manufacturing process, and Fibre Syrup is considered a natural product.
Fibre Syrup can be used in many ways
Fibre Syrup Clear
Fibre Syrup Clear can be used as a sweetener in baking, and is perfect for homemade bars. You simply heat the syrup until it is completely liquid, then add the remaining ingredients you want to use. The result is a soft and chewy bar with a high fibre content. Since Fibre Syrup is sweet in taste, you do not need to add any extra sweeteners, unless you want a particularly sweet bar.
Below you’ll find a basis recipe for protein bars made with Fibre Syrup:
Approximately 2 bars:
60 g (4 tbsp) Fibre Syrup
35 g (4 tbsp) whey chocolate protein powder
Heat Fibre Syrup in the microwave on full power for 20 sec. (or alternatively in a saucepan on the stove) until the syrup has a completely liquid consistency. Add protein powder. Mix well with a fork/spoon until you get a solid consistency. Cut the dough by hand and form into bars. Allow to set for a few minutes in the refrigerator before eating.
Fibre Syrup Clear is also excellent for biscuits or cookies with a crispy surface and chewy core.
Fibre Syrup Gold
Fibre Syrup Gold has a darker color and a fuller sweet taste. It is a healthier alternative to honey and syrup, and is ideal for drizzling over pancakes, yoghurt, porridge, berries, ice cream and desserts.