Heli-FOS™ Jerusalem Artichoke Flour, Certified Organic Ingredient - Raw Material

(High FOS) Whole Food Alternative to Inulin - Soluble Fiber - Gluten-Free
Helianthus tuberosus

Product Code: JAFBULKKG-O

Introduction
The Jerusalem Artichoke (helianthus tuberosis) is a tuberous rooted perennial. Native Americans grew it for centuries as a staple food. Garuda's Heli-FOS™ Certified Organic, Jerusalem Artichoke Flour (JAF) raw material is a concentrated prebiotic, source of fructooligosaccharides, soluble fiber that promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the human digestive tract. It is a perfect "Whole Food" ingredient to replace highly-refined or chemically processed inulin.

Benefits
The fructooligosaccharides (FOS) in Heli-FOS™ Certified Organic, Gluten-Free Jerusalem Artichoke Flour (JAF) raw material are naturally occurring, simple prebiotic carbohydrates and soluble fiber. FOS soluble fibers are neither digested nor absorbed by humans; instead they pass, undigested to the intestinal tract where they encourage the growth of bifidobacteria and other probiotic microorganisms that are important and beneficial residents of the human microbiome. These beneficial microorganisms help to maintian an acidic enviornment that discourages the growth of undesirable pathogenic microorganisms in the colon. Regular intake of Heli-FOS™ Certified Organic, Jerusalem Artichoke Flour (JAF) raw material, a food or beverage ingredient rich in FOS, promotes a healthy intestinal system - microbiome. Studies suggest that FOS may also help with the absorption of calcium in the body. The prebiotic bifidogenic fiber present in Heli-FOS™ Certified Organic, Jerusalem Artichoke Flour (JAF) raw material is valuable also as a source of fructose for diabetics. Jerusalem artichoke tubers are classified in the division magnoliophyta, class magnoliopsida, order asterales, family asteraceae.

Advantages
• Certified Organic Ingredient

• Whole Food Alternative to Inulin

• Mildly sweet tasting raw material

• Gluten-Free Ingredient

• Non-GMO Raw Material

• Prebiotic, bifidogenic soluble fiber

• Rich natural source of FOS (Fructooligosaccharides)

• Whole food ingredient suitable for food & beverage formulations

Quality Assurance
Full Certificate of Analysis that meets Garuda International's exacting standards for purity, quality and safety is included with every shipment.

Regulatory
Heli-FOS™ Certified Organic, Jerusalem Artichoke Flour (JAF) raw material is a whole food. Certified Organic. Non-GMO. Gluten-Free. PLant genus/species: Helianthus tuberosus

Applications
Heli-FOS™ Certified Organic, Jerusalem Artichoke Flour (JAF) raw material can be used in a wide variety of foods & beverage formulations, herbal teas, smoothies, protein powders, meal replacement beverage products, nutrition bars, breakfast cereals, breads and baked goods, breads, muffins, cookies, pastas, snack foods and dietary supplements where prebiotic, bifidogenic whole food soluble and insoluble fiber is desired.

Packaging
Packed in a heat-sealed foil and polyethylene bag, then inserted into a paper/plastic composite bag that is stitch-sealed and palletized

References
Gall MD, l "using friendly flora." Http://healthy.net; lininger dc, s., et al. The natural pharmacy. Rocklin, ca: prima health, 1998; van den heuvel, e. G., et. Al. "oligofructose stimulates calcium absorption in adoescents." american journal of clinical nutrition; 1999, 69 (3): 544-548; bouhnik, y., et. Al. "short-chain fructooligosaccharide administration dose-dependently increases fecal bifidobacteria in healthy humans." journal of nutrition; 1999, 129 (1):113-116



Revision Date: 12/11/2017