WESTCHESTER, ILL. — Ingredion, Inc. plans to introduce its Weightain satiety management ingredient based on whole grains during SupplySide West Nov. 14-15 in Las Vegas. By suppressing people’s hunger urge, Weightain is able to reduce calorie intake by about 50 to 100 calories per day, according to Westchester-based Ingredion. The ingredient has been shown to work in low-moisture baked goods, such as bars, as well as soups and smoothies.
The proprietary, gluten-free ingredient leverages Ingredion’s high-amylose resistant starch, whole grains, hydrocolloids and composite technology. The starch fermentation in the colon triggers satiety, decreasing feelings of hunger. Increased gastrointestinal viscosity prolongs absorption, reducing calorie consumption. Whole grains delay digestion, reducing hunger pangs.