BENEO’s functional carbohydrate receives Argentinian approval

April 12, 2018

BENEO, a manufacturer of functional ingredients, has announced that its functional carbohydrate, Palatinose(isomaltulose), has been approved for use in all food and drink categories in Argentina. Palatinose is naturally-sourced and delivers full carbohydrate energy (4 kcal/g) in a more balanced way by a slower and more sustained uptake, resulting in higher fat oxidation and a low glycemic effect.

BENEO’s application to the Argentinian National Commission of Foods (CONAL) was approved and subsequently published on Feb. 7, 2018 in the Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina N°33.808. This publication leads to the inclusion of isomaltulose in the Argentinian Codex Alimentarius, Section XXII Miscellaneous, article 1417.

“We are very pleased that CONAL has approved the use of Palatinose in Argentina,” said Anke Sentko, vice president regulatory affairs and nutrition communication at BENEO. “It can deliver many benefits to consumers, including a lower blood glucose response, which is useful in counteracting the development of diet-related problems like obesity and diabetes by healthier eating. We look forward to helping Argentinian food and drink manufacturers make the most of consumer trends for weight management, supporting a low glycemic diet and an active lifestyle where sustained energy delivery is helpful and dental health is enhanced using Palatinose.”

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