FDA to Approve Acacia as Dietary Fiber

The US FDA has determined that gum acacia complies with its definition of a dietary fiber and intends to propose that gum acacia, also known as gum Arabic, be added to its list of approved dietary fibers. The addition of gum acacia is based on available science supporting that gum acacia can help reduce blood glucose and insulin levels in some instances.  The decision to add acacia to the FDA’s definition of a dietary fiber is in response to a citizen petition filed in January 2021 by a group of ingredient suppliers.  This is great news for many food and beverage companies as acacia fiber is easy to use many applications. The ingredient also supports natural and organic product formulations particularly well.

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Posted on 13 January 2022