Fructooligosaccharides Powder (FOS)
Also known as oligofructan or oligofructose, Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) are made of short fructose chains. These indigestible carbohydrates serve as a natural alternative sweetner. It can be found commonly in plants like banana, onion, garlic, artichoke, asparagus, and chicory. It aids the absorption of calcium and magnesium in the body. It has a low calorific value and can even aid constipation. FOS is generally used in the manufacture of many commercial foods including ready-to-eat cereals, ice creams, hard candies, muffins, baby foods, yogurt, pre-prepared soups, jams, and jellies.