Fiber Enrichment: Many foods contain fiber but not enough to be labelled a good or excellent source of fiber. Insoluble fibers, such as SunOpta's oat, pea, and soy fiber, have very high fiber contents and can be used to increase a food's total dietary fiber.
Contact our fiber applications team for assistance in choosing the right fiber for enriching your products.
Relative claims such as "Good Source of Fiber" or "Excellent Source of Fiber" are possible by following the regulations outlined in 21 CFR 101.54 (b) or (c).
- "High", "Rich in" or "Excellent Source of": Contains 20% or more of the Daily Value (DV) per reference amount (serving size). DV for dietary fiber is 25g.
- "Good Source of ", "Contains" or "Provides": Contains 10%-19% of the DV per reference amount. DV for dietary fiber is 25g.
The serving size of a product is the reference amount customarily consumed per eating occasion. These amounts are listed in 21 CFR 101.12. If a food is not low in total fat, the label must state total fat in conjunction with the fiber claim.
Fiber and Whole Grains:
Not all whole grains are high in fiber. SunOpta's fibers can be used to supplement whole grain formulas to meet target fiber levels. To make a whole grain claim, the product must contain 51 percent or more whole grain ingredients by weight per reference amount (RA) and have a dietary fiber content of at least:
2.5 g per RA of 45 g 1.7 g per RA of 35 g