OVERVIEW

Fenuflakes® is a food ingredient derived from fenugreek seed with high protein, high fiber, low fat & ultra-low carb nutritional profile. It is neutral in taste and easy to integrate into a variety of foods to increase their nutritional value and help manage blood sugar levels in the body.
  • Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
  • Lowers Glycemic Index of high GI Foods
  • Improves Gut Health

Specifications:

     Fiber & Protein     ≥ 90%
                        Protein     25-45%
        Insoluble Fiber      25-45%
            Soluble Fiber       25-45%
      Carbohydrates     ≤ 1%
                             Fat     ≤ 2%

             Freefrom Aflatoxin & Mycotoxin

OVERVIEW

Fenuflakes® is a food ingredient derived from fenugreek seed with high protein, high fiber, low fat & ultra-low carb nutritional profile. It is neutral in taste and easy to integrate into a variety of foods to increase their nutritional value and help manage blood sugar levels in the body.
  • Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
  • Lowers Glycemic Index of high GI Foods
  • Improves Gut Health

Usage

Noodles | Oats | Cookies | Wheat Flour | Indian Breads (Rotis)
Indian Rice Cakes (Idli & Dosa) | Bread | Sausages |Protein & Energy Bars

Usage

Noodles | Oats | Cookies | Wheat Flour | Indian Breads (Rotis)
Indian Rice Cakes (Idli & Dosa) | Bread | Sausages |Protein & Energy Bars

*Fenuflakes® is a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated in different food formats.Please contact us for ideas and concepts.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Benefits of fiber intake

Improved digestion & regularity | May help reduce risk of metabolic syndrome | May help increase satiety | Aids in weight management

USP

  • 100% natural plant fiber and protein
  • No additives
  • Neutral taste
  • Low FODMAP certified
  • Extremely low carb content
  • 10% of the total amino acids are BCAAs
  • Almost 1:1 ratio of insoluble to soluble fiber
  • Phytoestrogen-free, Gluten free & allergen free
  • Suitable for keto, paleo, low carb & vegan diet
  • Non-GMO project verified
  • Halal & Kosher certified
  • Clean extraction with food grade solvents
  • California Proposition 65 compliant
  • ETO free

USP

  • 100% natural plant fiber and protein
  • No additives
  • Neutral taste
  • Low FODMAP certified
  • Extremely low carb content
  • 10% of the total amino acids are BCAAs
  • Almost 1:1 ratio of insoluble to soluble fiber
  • Phytoestrogen-free, Gluten free & allergen free
  • Suitable for keto, paleo, low carb & vegan diet
  • Non-GMO project verified
  • Halal & Kosher certified
  • Clean extraction with food grade solvents
  • California Proposition 65 compliant
  • ETO free

SCIENCE

Scenario

Scenario

  • Adequate intake of dietary fiber is associated with digestive health and reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, hypertension, certain gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.
  • Only 5% of men and 9% of women are getting the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber which is 38 grams & 25 grams per day respectively.
  • Insufficient fiber intake is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, two of the most common diseases in the U.S. & worldwide.)
  • In people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inadequate fibre intake may exacerbate symptoms such as constipation and abdominal pain, whereas eating enough fibre can help to relieve symptoms.

 

Reference:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124841/
  2. https://nutrition.org/most-americans-are-not-getting-enough-fiber-in-our-diets/
  3. https://www.monashfodmap.com/blog/getting-enough-fibre/

Foundation

Foundation

The presence of fenugreek seeds in various traditional medicinal systems is due to their composition of diverse phytochemicals, including a diverse amino acid profile.

Fenugreek seeds emerge as a nutritional powerhouse, boasting remarkable fiber and protein content. Compared to conventional options like oats and quinoa, fenugreek offers a substantial boost in both nutrients, promoting satiety and aiding indigestion. Its versatility in culinary applications makes it an excellent choice for those seeking a holistic dietary addition. Embracing fenugreek as ahigh-fiber source aligns with a health-conscious lifestyle, contributing to overall well-being and nutritional balance.

Mechanism
of action

Mechanism of Action

Fenuflakes® is standardized to Protein, Fiber, and almost negligible net carbohydrate. The exceptional combination of soluble and insoluble fiber makes Fenuflakes® a one stop solution to reduce the GlycemicIndex of certain foods, increase the insulin sensitivity and encourage the intestinal health.

The fiber combination of Fenuflakes increases the viscosity of food in the small bowel by its gel forming properties which in response slows the interactions of digestive enzymes and nutrients to break down the nutrients of food and thus slows the absorption time of glucose in the bloodstream.

On the other hand, the nutrients’ gradual breakdown and absorption due to fibre raising the viscosity of food leads to increased delivery of nutrients to the distal ileum instead of getting absorbed early in small bowel. The delivery of nutrients to the distal ileum causes the mucosal L-cells to release GLP-1, or glucagon-like peptide, which aids in the growth of the pancreatic beta cells that is responsible for producing insulin, thus increasing the production and sensitivity of insulin.

Fenuflakes® contributes to intestinal health by promoting the formation and growth of good gut microbiota, which in turn increases the levels of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) by fermenting the soluble fiber, which has a range of health benefits. Fenuflakes® also reduces bloating, a key consideration for people consuming a high fiber diet.

Efficacy

Efficacy

Human Clinical Study 1: A double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over clinical study was conducted at Madras Diabetes research foundation on a diabetic population to check the effects of Fenuflakes® (Defatted fenugreek seed flakes) on 24-hour glycemic response.

Result: Fenuflakes® showed significant improvement in glycaemic variability of participants compared to iso caloric control diet. Fasting blood glucose levels and HbA1c levels showed significant reduction in participants on test diet. The study results strongly suggest potential benefits of Fenuflakes® for type 2 diabetic population.

Human Clinical Study 2: Significant Findings in Glycemic Index Study. GI values calculated according to the method recommended by FAO/WHO. Fifteen healthy (BMI≤22.9) volunteers aged between 18-45 years were recruited at the Glycemic IndexTesting Centre-MDRF.

Result: Fenuflakes® helps to bring the Glycemic Index of High GI foods to low / medium.

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore – GI Trials (Food Application Studies) To understand how much Fenuflakes®® can be added to different foods to get nutrient claims.

Result: Fenuflakes® can be added to cookies, energy bars, wheat flour, bread, noodles, cakes, etc to claim high fiber, high protein, source of fiber & source of protein claims.

Clinical Study 3: Investigate the prebiotic effect of Fenuflakes® in 3 healthy adult donors using ProDigest’s short term single stage colonic simulation.

Result:

  • Stimulation effects on acetate, propionate, and butyrate
  • Less Gas Production & Bloating
  • Enrichment of beneficial gut microbiota

SCIENCE

Scenario

Scenario

  • Adequate intake of dietary fiber is associated with digestive health and reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, hypertension, certain gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.
  • Only 5% of men and 9% of women are getting the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber which is 38 grams & 25 grams per day respectively.
  • Insufficient fiber intake is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, two of the most common diseases in the U.S. & worldwide.)
  • In people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inadequate fibre intake may exacerbate symptoms such as constipation and abdominal pain, whereas eating enough fibre can help to relieve symptoms.

 

Reference:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124841/
  2. https://nutrition.org/most-americans-are-not-getting-enough-fiber-in-our-diets/
  3. https://www.monashfodmap.com/blog/getting-enough-fibre/

Foundation

Foundation

The presence of fenugreek seeds in various traditional medicinal systems is due to their composition of diverse phytochemicals, including a diverse amino acid profile.

Fenugreek seeds emerge as a nutritional powerhouse, boasting remarkable fiber and protein content. Compared to conventional options like oats and quinoa, fenugreek offers a substantial boost in both nutrients, promoting satiety and aiding indigestion. Its versatility in culinary applications makes it an excellent choice for those seeking a holistic dietary addition. Embracing fenugreek as ahigh-fiber source aligns with a health-conscious lifestyle, contributing to overall well-being and nutritional balance.

Mechanism of action

Mechanism of Action

Fenuflakes® is standardized to Protein, Fiber, and almost negligible net carbohydrate. The exceptional combination of soluble and insoluble fiber makes Fenuflakes® a one stop solution to reduce the GlycemicIndex of certain foods, increase the insulin sensitivity and encourage the intestinal health.

The fiber combination of Fenuflakes increases the viscosity of food in the small bowel by its gel forming properties which in response slows the interactions of digestive enzymes and nutrients to break down the nutrients of food and thus slows the absorption time of glucose in the bloodstream.

On the other hand, the nutrients’ gradual breakdown and absorption due to fibre raising the viscosity of food leads to increased delivery of nutrients to the distal ileum instead of getting absorbed early in small bowel. The delivery of nutrients to the distal ileum causes the mucosal L-cells to release GLP-1, or glucagon-like peptide, which aids in the growth of the pancreatic beta cells that is responsible for producing insulin, thus increasing the production and sensitivity of insulin.

Fenuflakes® contributes to intestinal health by promoting the formation and growth of good gut microbiota, which in turn increases the levels of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) by fermenting the soluble fiber, which has a range of health benefits. Fenuflakes® also reduces bloating, a key consideration for people consuming a high fiber diet.

Efficacy

Efficacy

Human Clinical Study 1: A double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over clinical study was conducted at Madras Diabetes research foundation on a diabetic population to check the effects of Fenuflakes® (Defatted fenugreek seed flakes) on 24-hour glycemic response.

Result: Fenuflakes® showed significant improvement in glycaemic variability of participants compared to iso caloric control diet. Fasting blood glucose levels and HbA1c levels showed significant reduction in participants on test diet. The study results strongly suggest potential benefits of Fenuflakes® for type 2 diabetic population.

Human Clinical Study 2: Significant Findings in Glycemic Index Study. GI values calculated according to the method recommended by FAO/WHO. Fifteen healthy (BMI≤22.9) volunteers aged between 18-45 years were recruited at the Glycemic IndexTesting Centre-MDRF.

Result: Fenuflakes® helps to bring the Glycemic Index of High GI foods to low / medium.

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore – GI Trials (Food Application Studies) To understand how much Fenuflakes®® can be added to different foods to get nutrient claims.

Result: Fenuflakes® can be added to cookies, energy bars, wheat flour, bread, noodles, cakes, etc to claim high fiber, high protein, source of fiber & source of protein claims.

Clinical Study 3: Investigate the prebiotic effect of Fenuflakes® in 3 healthy adult donors using ProDigest’s short term single stage colonic simulation.

Result:

  • Stimulation effects on acetate, propionate, and butyrate
  • Less Gas Production & Bloating
  • Enrichment of beneficial gut microbiota

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