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New Product launch of Fructo-oligosaccharides - GOFOS  >

Norkem is delighted to share the exclusive addition of a new product to their range. As one of the leading chemical stockists and distributors in the world, Norkem has once again been selected as the ideal sales partner in the UK for a major global producer. Under this partnership, Norkem will promote and stock one of the company’s key products - known as GOFOS. 


The company is a market-leading manufacturer of sugar-based crystalline fructose and syrups, and GOFOS is a result of this world-class product development. GOFOS is the trade name of fructo-oligosaccharides, also termed short chain fructo-oligosaccharides, sc-FOS, FOS, and Oligofructose which have myriad uses. 


One of the key uses of sc-FOS, branded as GOFOS, is within the nutritional dietary fibre arena, both for humans and animals. GOFOS enhances a product’s nutritional value, and is produced from beet sugar by a proprietary unique enzymatic process, leading to the formation of GF2, GF3 and GF4 (GOFOS). 


GOFOS is a sweet and tasty soluble prebiotic fibre, which is multifunctional in its health benefits. With a low calorific value and a low glycaemic index, GOFOS facilitates a sugar reduction and a fibre enrichment, as well as extending product shelf life and adds volume, texture and firmness. This makes GOFOS perfect for a number of products like dairy products, breakfast cereals and bakery products, to name a few. 


The health benefits of adding GOFOS range from promoting calcium and magnesium absorption, stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria and inhibiting the growth of potential pathogenic bacteria. 


GOFOS is also an ideal addition to pet food, bringing the same nutritional benefits customers love to their pets. The prebiotics contained in GOFOS are known to contribute to a balanced intestinal microbiota and to stimulate immune defences in animals just as they do in humans, which makes this a key product addition to animal food.


Norkem can offer several purity levels, depending on whether GOFOS is designated for feed, pet food, food or nutraceutical applications, and we can supply as a liquid and powder form. The forms in which we can supply GOFOS can be found in more detail on our product page. 


GOFOS is hugely superior to Inulin (an alternative dietary fibre addition) which is currently widely used in foods to reduce sugar content. Given the fact that Inulin can be in short supply, GOFOS is ideal for use as either a short-term or long-term alternative.


To enquire about GOFOS availability and delivery, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Norkem.