Rehobot-Based Startup Showcases Clean-Label, Low Glycemic Index (GI) Sweetener at IFT23 (Chicago, July 17-19), Demonstrating Its Potent Properties in Energy Bar Prototypes and Gummies However, according to Carboway CEO and co-founder Woody, Alloy can be easily plugged into nearly any food and beverage application.
This sweetener can replace up to 100% of sugar in energy bars and about 40% of sugar in gummies.
“Both demonstration products are plant-based and non-GMO, appealing to consumers looking for a fun treat with a purpose.”said Alroy.
but, “It’s not enough to just provide natural sweetness. Today’s consumers want clean everyday products that are good for the body, good for the planet and good for the planet.
“Carobway sweeteners are natural single ingredients that help food and beverage companies to better label their products.”
Zero-waste sweeteners are made from the deseeded pods of the carob tree or Ceratonia siliqua. Carob is now a healthy alternative to chocolate, but the fruit was prized for its health benefits by the Mesopotamians (4,000 years ago).
“Our natural sugar substitute offers a holistic solution based on all the benefits found in carob.”he added.
“Thanks to extensive dendrological research, we have selected a specific variety of carob that grows locally and whose fruit imparts a mild, pleasant caramel flavor.
“Many carob sweeteners have a hint of bitterness, but Carob Way’s sweetener is clean and flavorful.”
By nature, carob has a high carbon storage capacity and thrives in remote lands. It supports ecosystem diversity and helps prevent wildfires.
Carobway operates a vertically integrated farm-to-table business and is committed to fair trade practices, aligned with the philosophy of living in harmony with the planet and its inhabitants. Most importantly, it has the ability to eliminate waste by using the whole fruit (seed and pulp) to create a sugar substitute.
In addition to D-pinitol, the composition of this novel sweetener includes various sugars, trace amounts of soluble fiber and polyphenols. Polyols are natural compounds found in plants, especially carob fruit, that are about 50% as sweet as sucrose.
To date, over 30 bioactivities and health benefits of D-pinitol have been identified. It is effective in lowering blood LDL cholesterol and postprandial blood glucose levels in patients with type II diabetes.
The researchers suggest that this effect may be due to its potential insulin-like function and its strong natural anti-diabetic and insulin-modulating abilities. However, in addition to showing promise as an active anti-Alzheimer’s disease, anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, it has also shown the ability to support immunity and liver health.
Very Promising Research Results
CarobWay conducted a bioavailability study using the SHIME in vitro model. This simulation system mimics the state and function of the human digestive system, allowing researchers to study enzymatic activity when food compounds reach the stomach and small intestine.
This study demonstrated that D-pinitol is highly bioavailable, whereas other carob sugars are slowly absorbed.
“Good news for pre-diabetic people who want to enjoy sweets and sweets.”Dr. Monica Colt, Scientific Director of Carobway, said:
“The results of our research on carob ingredients are very encouraging and we continue to explore the great value of carob.”
Carobway is on a mission to leverage seed-to-table innovation to create highly nutritious, bioactive carob ingredients in a minimal footprint.
Founded in Tel Aviv in 2020, the startup is the brainchild of food and nutrition entrepreneur Woody Allroy, whose vision is to bring this ancient superfruit back into the mainstream while empowering all supply chain partners. Building a profitable, robust, sustainable and vertically integrated food system. .
Author: Irfan Turhan
International Journal of Food Characteristics
2014, 17:2, 363-370