Frutafit® Pet Food
Frutafit® Pet Food is an inulin/oligofructose extracted from chicory roots by Sensus and delivered to Duynie Ingredients. It is a powdered ingredient. Due to its physiological and technological characteristics Frutafit® Pet Food can be applied in a wide range of pet food and animal feed products.
Inulin is a nutrient with positive effects on intestinal health. The root of the chicory plant is very rich in inulin and therefore used for the extraction of inulin for human consumption.
Inulin is a soluble fiber and has a prebiotic effect in the colon. It arrives almost intact in the colon and serves as a nutrient for bacteria that positively influence the intestinal flora. In particular, the growth of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli is stimulated which results a good intestinal health. By the fermentation of the inulin, organic acids are formed in the colon. This causes a pH reduction in the intestine and prevents growth of pathogenic bacteria, such as E. Coli. Because inulin is not digested in the small intestine it doesn’t affect the blood sugar level and can also be used in feed for diabetic animals.
Sensus and Duynie Ingredients are both part of Royal Cosun and work closely together in the supply of inulin towards the pet food industry.
To learn more about how the contracted farmers of Sensus produce and supply chicory roots, click on the film The natural origin of inulin. To learn more about inulin click on the film All about inulin.