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 (bā′tə-glo͞o′kăn′ -kən)
Any of various polysaccharides, such as cellulose, that are composed of glucose monomers and are found chiefly in the cell walls of fungi and plants, especially oats and barley. Beta-glucans are added to foods as a source of dietary fiber and are used as dietary supplements.
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Once eaten, beta glucan forms a gel which helps bind cholesterol in the intestines and prevent it from being absorbed.
At the facility, Tate & Lyle uses a unique patented manufacturing process, without the addition of chemicals, to transform locally sourced Swedish oats into high value ingredients such as PromOat Beta Glucan and PrOatein Oat Protein which are used in a wide variety of food and beverages including breakfast cereals, smoothies, baked goods, bars and sports shakes.
However, high level of beta glucan (60 ppm, 60 BG) treatment showed numerically lower feed consumption than other treatments.
Mibelle Biochemistry invented in a special beta glucan from baker's yeast (magnesium carboxymethyl beta-glucan)--an active to bring the immune system once again back into balance.
com)-- A global shift towards processed and ready-to-eat food coupled with increasing awareness regarding functional foods nutrition value is expected to be the key driving factor for beta glucan market over the next seven years.
It was reported on Friday that the contract has been signed to complete a clinical study on a new application of the company's patented beta glucan technology.
Ibers has been breeding a variety of oats with higher beta glucan content in order to enhance their health benefits.
Products launched included OatWell[R] a market-leading brand of oat beta glucan that DSM has recently acquired from CreaNutrition, following an agreement with Swedish Oat Fiber.
Wellmune WGP[R] and our other novel baker's yeast beta glucan ingredients are clinically proven to safely prime key immune cells that help keep the body healthy.
based DSM Nutritional, last month expanded its ingredient portfolio with the acquisition of the OatWell brand of beta glucan from Swedish Oat Fiber (SOF).
3 Beta Glucan (Yeast) 200 mg ** Proprietary Blend 280 mg ** Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) (plant), Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) (root), Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) (Root), Elderberry extract (Sambucus nigra) (flower) ** Daily Value not established.
Oats contain a chemical called beta glucan which traps cholesterol and stops it from entering the bloodstream.