The JRS Business
Unit Food specialises in ingredients for modern, healthy and technologically
Dietary fiber concentrates, compounds and functional celluloses.
At the IFFA 2016, the international trade fair for the meat industry in Frankfurt, the Business Unit will above all be presenting its fibre technology and custom formulation solutions for meats and meat substitutes. Visit us at Stand D05 in Hall 4.
JRS will be presenting a number of application solutions from its VITACEL® range for direct sampling:
The use of VITACEL® Z also adds valuable properties during production, which has a positive effect on texture and moistness. The form remains stable.
Effects and function of fibres in meat products
VITACEL® dietary fibers are made from the framework-forming structural elements of various plants. The base body is β -1,4-linked cellubiose, which, because of its steric molecular configuration, cannot be digested by humans. With a dietary fibre content of at least 96%, these fiber concentrates have a highly beneficial effect on the digestive tract and play a role in weight regulation.
The long and flexible but insoluble character of VITACEL is fundamental in allowing the fibers to embed themselves in the meat matrix and adapt themselves to the structure. Once there, they form a three-dimensional network that gives the final product its texture, bite and tactile mouth sensation. The cellulosic fibers consist of a complex fibrous structure, in which water is bound through the capillary effect and fat through structure-based effects.