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Also Known As : Oligofructose, Oligofructan


Taste Profile

It is sweet in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Fructo-Oligosaccharides can be used as a sweetener in food.
  2. It can be added to syrups, cookies, frozen desserts, and cereals.

Common names and forms

  1. (Fructo-Oligosaccharides)


Fructo-Oligosaccharides is a type of carbohydrate composed of short fructose chains. It is found naturaly in plants that includes chicory, leeks, onions, garlic, yacon root and bananas. It is considered as an alternative to sweeteners.

Health benefits

  • Fructo-Oligosaccharides are prebiotic and support the growth of healthy bacteria in digestive tract.(1)
  • It helps to lower the cholesterol levels in the body along with aiding weight loss.(1)
  • It is a good source of fiber that helps to eliminate constipation.(1)

Selection Guide

Check for the expiry date on the label to make sure it has not expired.


Consumption of Fructo-Oligosaccharides may cause abdominal distress like diarrhea, bloating, cramps and loose stool. It may prove bad for those with irritable bowel syndrome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome.(2)

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