Caromax fiber

caromax fiber-carob fiber

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 natural carob fiber
Carob pulp (Ceratonia siliqua)
84961-45-5
284-634-5
Spain
It can be declared as carob fiber (from carob fruit)
powder
brown
pleasant aroma of carob
Corrugated box containing 1, 10 or 20kg PE food bags with PE innerliner

What is Caromax fiber?

Caromax fiber is a dietary fiber produced from the pulp of the carob fruit. Its mild and patented manufacturing procedure preserves the high quality of its nutritionally important components. The result is a product with a total dietary fiber content of more than 80 %.

Caromax fiber’s unique composition is characterised by its high content od dietary fiber (especially lignin), polyphenols and pinitol, which is the general basis for a variety of health perspectives.

Natural Occurrence

Carob tree is a native to the Mediterranean region. It is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Its pods has been used for ages, and it has a content of D-Pinitol. D-Pinitol is converted to D-Chiro-Inositol (DCI) in our body.

Physiological Activity

Antioxidative Perspectives
Antioxidants play an important role in protecting the human body against oxidative processes. Most insoluble dietary fibers show little antioxidative activity – or none at all. Initial in vitro studies have demonstrated that Caromax Fiber works as an efficient scavenger against free radicals and other reactive substances.

Digestive Perspectives
Caromax posseses a high content of insoluble dietary fiber and is especially rich in lignin. Its physiological properties (water-holding capacity and resistance to human digestive enzymes) contribute to an improved intestinal motility and bowel function

Lowering cholesterol

Caromax fiber has a high content of insoluble fiber, tannins and polyphenols help the absorption of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in blood.It is a recommended product when we require a low sugar diet. Caromax fiber may be effective in prevention and treatment of hypercholesterolemia

Safety

In several mutagenicity studies pinitol was non-mutagenic even at high concentrations.
The acute toxicity of pinitol is low. Administration to animals for 28 days did not show negative effects. Single doses of several grams are well tolerated by humans.
Long-term pinitol ingestion by humans from different plant foods which contain pinitol like soybeans
or carob pods has not shown negative effects. In countries with a high consumption of soybeans daily doses of 250 – 300 mg per day seem common. Neither have negative effects been reported
from human studies with pinitol of more than 1 g per person per day for several weeks. No unde-
sired effects like flatulence, diarrhoea, abdominal pain or allergic or hypersensitivity effects were reported. Based on the historical evidence it can reasonably be concluded that intake of a reasonable amount of pinitol is safe.

Regulatory

Carob fiber is consumed for its physiological effects and therefore generally classified as a food and not as a food additive.

EU
In the EU pinitol has been consumed as part of the normal diet by consumption of carob and soy products for decades if not centuries. Only consumption of levels well exceeding the intake from these sources may require examination whether the specific use has to be authorised. Health claims have to be approved by the EU under conditions outlined in Regulation 1924/2006/EC, especially art. 13 and 14.

USA
In the USA pinitol from pine trees has been accepted as a new ingredient for dietary supplements. Use of carob pinitol would require a respective approach. FDA´s consent should, based on the identical structure and at least same degree of purity, be obtainable. Any claims on pinitol functions have to based on scientific evidence and to be accompanied by the following statement: “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease”.
Any claim referring to treatment or cure of a disease makes a product a pharmaceutical which would require authorisation under pharmaceuticals legislation.

Japan
In Japan pinitol-containing products would qualify for FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Uses) approval provided the general requirements effectiveness, safety, appropriate ingredients and adequate quality control are met.

Euronutra´s role
Euronutra is prepared to assist its customers in obtaining the necessary authorisations for their products.

High quality healthy solutions demands sostenibility

Sustainable ingredients is the only way to work for Euronutra. For that, our company works in a long-term basis with local agents and research centers seeking always the best raw materials improving the impact in the harvesting, manufacturing trying to improve the lives of all the actors involved in the circle of the product till the final consumers.

Carob is harvested in Spain that grows on non-irrigated trees without the use of pesticides or fertilizers.
Looking for the best varieties, lands and people has taken dozens of years but it give us a sustainable raw material, supplier and better planet for next generations.
Using water-soluble technologies and next generation gentle technologies minimizes the impact that industrial activities currently has.

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