ADM Partners with Customers to Increase America’s Fiber Intake

ADM Partners with Customers to Increase America’s Fiber Intake


Fibersol-2™ figures prominently in consumer products

It just got easier and tastier for Americans to increase their daily fiber intake, thanks to Archer Daniels Midland Company and Matsutani America.

The companies’ Fibersol-2™, a digestion-resistant maltodextrin, now is a key ingredient in Tropicana Pure Premium Essentials® Fiber orange juice, which debuted in December. Delivering three grams of added fiber in every eight ounce glass, Tropicana Pure Premium Essentials® with Fiber is the first and only national orange juice with as much fiber as a whole orange.

“We’re excited Tropicana has selected Fibersol-2 as an ‘active ingredient’ in its products,” Dennis Riddle, President, ADM Corn Processing said. “Consumers can now boost their fiber intake in a convenient and great-tasting way.”

The recommended daily allowance of fiber is 25 grams. However, only one in 10 Americans consumes enough fiber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Average intake is 16-18 grams for men and 12-14 grams for women, states the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

“The great thing about Fibersol-2 is that it’s a soluble dietary fiber,” said Riddle. “It doesn’t impact taste and leaves transparent beverages looking clean and clear. Plus, Fibersol-2 doesn’t interfere with mineral or calcium absorption.”

In the laboratory, food scientists can create numerous formulations using the product’s non-fiber attributes, which include high solubility, rapid dispersion, low viscosity, water binding, low hygroscopicity and low sweetness. Fibersol’s flexibility represents another example of how ADM helps its customers meet today’s consumer demands and envision tomorrow’s needs via its people, products and market perspective.

In addition to juice, other potential Fibersol-2-inclusive finished products include: baked goods, cereals, yogurt, processed meats, dairy and frozen dairy items, soups, dressings, meal replacements, dietary supplements, and medical and functional foods.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is a world leader in agricultural processing. ADM is one of the world's largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is also a leader in the production of soy meal and oil, ethanol, corn sweeteners and flour. In addition, ADM produces value-added food and feed ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 25,000 employees, more than 250 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005 of $35.9 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM's Web site at

Matsutani America, Inc., Forsyth, Illinois, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd, Japan, which is a leading producer of specialty food starches and maltodextrins with new and innovative technology in production, product development and application works in Asia. Matsutani America's initial charge was to demonstrate to North American food and beverage manufacturers the outstanding physical and chemical properties of their proprietary soluble dietary fiber: Fibersol-2 produced in Clinton, Iowa, through an agreement with ADM.

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