MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US — Cargill plans to introduce a soluble corn fiber ingredient commercially next year. Samples are available now.

With a minimum 80% fiber content on a dry basis, the ingredient enables a high fiber claim in products. A bulking agent, the soluble corn fiber has half the calories of sugar and minimally impacts color and texture, according to Cargill. The plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free ingredient may be used to reduce sugar in applications.

Potential applications include baked foods, cereal, beverages, confectionery items, dairy items, fruit preparations and pet food.