fructan determination

Determination of Fructan
Determination of Fructan

Fructane, also known as inulin, is a natural polysaccharide in the class of fibers. Polysaccharides such as cellulose and starch form the water-insoluble dry matter of foods and are large molecular compounds. Sugars and organic acids, especially fructose and glucose, are the water-soluble dry matter of foods.

Fructane is generally found in the roots and roots of plants and is used by many plants to store energy. It is soluble and can be fermented, but this vegetable fiber, inulin, does not dissolve in the human body. In the human body, they are fermented in the large intestine, where they promote the healthy growth of some beneficial microorganisms in the body.

Fructants are fructose polymers containing glucose molecules. Fructants perform absorption by adhering to fructoses since they cannot be absorbed in the intestines themselves. Fructane, which is commonly found in foods such as onions, artichokes, wheat and chicory and is defined as inulin in ready foods, causes similar fructose-like disorders. Fructose is a chemically simple sugar and is naturally found in fruits, honey and many vegetables.

Wheat and rye are essential nutrients for many. However, they cannot be easily digested because of the fructane they contain. When consumed with gluten sensitivity, these foods cause gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation.

Fructan or inulin is a natural starchy substance found in a wide range of plants, fruits and vegetables. Fruktan is most commonly obtained from chicory roots in hot water. Since it is not possible to digest and absorb in the stomach, it passes directly into the intestines, where it promotes the development of a particular species of bacteria useful for human health.

Chemical tests of food products are now being given much importance by manufacturers to provide consumers with healthier and better quality products.

Fructane analyzes of cereals and cereal products are carried out in authorized laboratories within the scope of chemical tests. In these studies, the standards published by domestic and foreign organizations are complied with.