Fructooligosaccharides Syrup

MetaSweet® FOS Syrup

MetaSweet® Oligofructose, is a transparent and fully clear fructooligosaccharides (FOS) syrup, developed for superior flavour and texture. Our MetaSweet® Oligofructose range offers prebiotic fibre concentrations from 55% to 95% to cater to an array of formulation requirements.

MetaSweet® Oligofructose is a rich sweet golden syrup that performs well in texture improvement, sugar reduction and offers appeal to health conscious consumers.

Uniquely, MetaSweet® Oligofructose is well tolerated in the human body, allowing the formulator to increase dosages where needed.

MetaSweet® Oligofructose is a great source of prebiotic fibre, whilst offering a smooth rich sweet flavour profile. It’s a great sweetener syrup.

MetaSweet® Oligofructose is a great inulin alternative. Originating from the inulin-type fructans, oligofructose is created through partial enzymatic hydrolysis, a naturally occurring process in the chicory root during the late harvest season. This makes it 100% plant-derived and sustainable. The final product undergoes rigorous purification to meet and surpass the most stringent quality standards, including those set for infant nutrition.

MetaSweet® Oligofructose  stands out as a distinct advancement in the world of prebiotic syrups, providing a remarkable combination of health advantages, superior flavor, and application flexibility. It serves multiple roles, including a prebiotic source of fiber, a rich sweetener, and an alternative to inulin. 

Why MetaSweet® Oligofructose?

MetaSweet® Oligofructose  prebiotic functional component that can significantly enhance the properties of a variety of food and beverage products. Its functionalities are wide-ranging and transformative, providing tangible benefits to manufacturers and consumers alike. Below are its exhaustive functionalities:

  • Sweetness: MetaSweet® Oligofructose possesses a natural, mild sweetness that is approximately 0.3-0.6 times that of sucrose. This makes it an excellent low-calorie sweetener, perfect for those looking to reduce their sugar intake.
  • Prebiotic: As a fructooligosaccharide (FOS), MetaSweet® Oligofructose acts as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth and activity of beneficial gut bacteria. This aids in digestion, promotes nutrient absorption, and contributes to a healthy gut microbiome.
  • Fibre Enhancement: MetaSweet® Oligofructose adds prebiotic fiber to food products. Increasing dietary fiber can aid digestion, contribute to feelings of fullness, and promote overall health.
  • Texture and Sensory Improvement: Due to its high solubility and viscosity, MetaSweet® Oligofructose can enhance the texture of various food products. It does not crystallize or produce a sandy feeling in the mouth, leading to a more pleasing sensory experience.
  • Caloric Reduction: Being a dietary fiber with low caloric value, MetaSweet® Oligofructose serves as an effective tool for reducing the overall caloric content of food and beverage products, supporting healthier and more mindful eating habits.
  • Enhanced Mineral Absorption: MetaSweet® Oligofructose has been shown to promote the absorption of minerals, particularly calcium, contributing to bone health.
  • Stability: MetaSweet® Oligofructose exhibits excellent stability across a range of temperature and pH conditions, making it a robust ingredient in complex food systems.
  • Synergistic Effects with High-Intensity Sweeteners: When used in conjunction with high-intensity sweeteners, MetaSweet® Oligofructose can enhance the overall sweetness profile, reduce off-tastes, and provide a more rounded, sugar-like perception.
  • Gut Tolerance: Unlike some prebiotic fibers, MetaSweet® Oligofructose has been found to be well-tolerated, even at higher dosages, making it a comfortable and beneficial addition to a wide range of diets.
  • Shelf-Life Extension: By retaining moisture and preventing staleness, MetaSweet® Oligofructose can help extend the shelf life of baked goods and other moisture-sensitive products.

MetaSweet® Oligofructose’s myriad functionalities make it a versatile, beneficial, and strategic choice for many food and beverage formulations, helping industry professionals create products that are not just delicious, but also health-promoting.


  • Enhanced Digestive Health: As a potent prebiotic, it stimulates the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, leading to improved digestion and overall gut health.
  • Supports Weight Management: Its low-caloric value and high-fibre content can help in maintaining a healthy weight by reducing overall caloric intake and promoting feelings of satiety.
  • Promotes Bone Health: By enhancing the absorption of minerals, particularly calcium, it supports the maintenance of healthy bones.
  • Improved Sensory Experience: Its inherent sweetness and ability to improve food texture contribute to an enhanced taste and overall sensory experience.
  • Promotes Gut Tolerance: As it’s well-tolerated even at higher dosages, it supports a comfortable inclusion into a diverse range of diets.



  • High Prebiotic Fibre Content: It provides fibre concentrations from 55% to 95%, enabling manufacturers to tailor their products to cater to specific dietary needs and preferences.
  • Naturally Derived: Sourced from sugar cane, it aligns with the growing demand for natural, clean-label ingredients.
  • Low-Calorie Sweetener: It’s a low-calorie dietary fibre that adds a pleasant sweetness to foods, ideal for reduced-sugar formulations.
  • Versatile Application: Its high solubility and stability make it suitable for a wide array of food and beverage products.
  • Transparent and Clear: Unlike some other fibres, it’s completely clear and transparent, ensuring it does not impact the visual aesthetics of the final product.
  • Non-Crystallizing: It does not crystallize or impart a sandy texture, ensuring a smooth and pleasant texture in the final product.
  • Sustainable: It’s derived from sustainable sources, thereby contributing to responsible and eco-friendly food production.


MetaSweet® Oligofructose, with its wide range of beneficial properties, is versatile and applicable across numerous sectors of the food industry. Here are some key applications.

  1. Baked Goods: MetaSweet® Oligofructose can enhance the nutritional profile of bakery items by boosting fibre content and adding a mild sweetness. Its superior solubility and high viscosity improve the texture of the finished goods, resulting in moist and tender products with improved shelf-life.
  2. Infant Nutrition: While its application in baby formula is regulated, MetaSweet® Oligofructose is widely utilized in follow-on and growing-up formulations. It can aid in the healthy development of the infant’s gut microbiota, promoting overall well-being.
  3. Beverages: Our FOS syrup can be used in a wide array of beverages, from soft drinks to health drinks, to add a touch of sweetness and enhance their nutritional value. Its water solubility and stability under varying temperature conditions make it a reliable ingredient for the beverage industry.
  4. Breakfast Cereals & Cereal Bars: MetaSweet® Oligofructose can be incorporated into cereals and cereal bars to increase fibre content, enhance flavour, and maintain a pleasing texture. Plus, it promotes satiety, making these foods even more satisfying for consumers.
  5. Confectionery: In candy production, our product serves as an excellent sugar replacer, reducing the overall calorie content while still delivering a pleasing sweetness. It also lends a smooth, non-gritty texture to candies.
  6. Dairy Alternatives: The prebiotic nature of MetaSweet® Oligofructose can enrich plant-based dairy alternatives, making them a healthier choice and helping with calcium absorption.
  7. Dairy Products: From yogurts to cheeses, our FOS syrup can enhance taste and texture while boosting the prebiotic fibre content, augmenting the inherent nutritional value of dairy products.
  8. Fillings: MetaSweet® Oligofructose’s high viscosity makes it an ideal ingredient for fillings, enhancing their creaminess without imparting a sandy mouthfeel. Plus, it improves the stability of fillings at different temperatures.
  9. Frozen Desserts: In frozen desserts, our syrup can replace a portion of sugar, reducing calories without compromising on taste or texture. It also contributes to a smoother mouthfeel and a slower melting rate.
  10. Fruit Preparations: MetaSweet® Oligofructose can enhance the flavour profile of fruit preparations while acting as a bulking agent. Its solubility ensures it blends seamlessly without altering the consistency.

As a ‘Solution Finder’, Nexus Ingredient’s MetaSweet® Oligofructose acts as a versatile tool in formulating food products that cater to various consumer needs. Its unique properties allow it to function as a sweetener, a fibre booster, a texture enhancer, and a prebiotic, making it a sought-after ingredient in the food industry.

Sugar Down Fiber Up

Move over sugar, welcome fiber – the optimal sugar substitute. Offering at least 30% of the sweetness of traditional sucrose, its perks extend beyond just the health advantages of fiber.

MetaSweet® Oligofructose has subtly sweet flavor and sugar-mimicking characteristics which positions it as an outstanding natural sugar replacement. Additionally, it paves the way for caloric reduction and an increased fiber content. Its gentle, natural sweetness often partners with high-intensity sweeteners to achieve a harmonious, sugar-like taste profile, completely devoid of any unpleasant aftertaste.

MetaSweet® Oligofructose


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MetaSweet® Oligofructose, a health-conscious prebiotic sweetener, is widely utilized in the food industry.

Its diverse applications range from cereals and granola, snack bars, protein balls to baked goods and cookies, providing enhanced nutritional profiles and delicious tastes. In no-sugar and low-sugar chocolates, including chocolate enrobing and fillings, it enhances flavor and texture without adding excess sugars.

Moreover, MetaSweet® is perfect for use in ice cream, contributing to its creamy texture, natural sweetness, and fiber content. Similarly, its use in beverages, confectionery, yogurts, dairy products, sauces, and dressings not only imparts a balanced sweetness but also improves gut health benefits while reducing overall sugar levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

MetaSweet® Oligofructose is a prebiotic syrup derived from the fructooligosaccharides (FOS) family. It's an excellent source of fiber, acts as a natural sweetener, and serves as an effective alternative to inulin. This versatile product boasts numerous health benefits and is widely utilized in various food and beverage applications due to its superior taste and compatibility.

Yes, MetaSweet® Oligofructose is a smart choice for calorie reduction. Its natural sweetness allows it to replace traditional sweeteners, reducing the overall calorie content of foods and beverages.

Oligofructose is typically labeled on food and beverage products as a dietary fiber. It may also be listed as a prebiotic or soluble fiber. The specific labeling may vary depending on the country or region. 

MetaSweet® Oligofructose syrup has a shelf life of two years at ambient temperature.

Whether you can label your product with "no added sugar" when using MetaSweet® Oligofructose depends on the regulations in your specific country or region. While MetaSweet® Oligofructose is a natural sweetener and provides fewer calories than regular sugar, it is still considered a form of sugar. Therefore, regulations on food labeling may differ. Before labeling your product with "no added sugar," it's recommended that you consult with a food scientist, nutritionist, or a local regulatory authority to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of your particular area.

MetaSweet® Oligofructose is a superior alternative to other sweeteners due to its health benefits, calorie reduction potential, and compatibility with various food and beverage applications. It also enhances the fiber content of the products and provides a great taste without any unpleasant aftertaste.

MetaSweet® Oligofructose is extremely versatile and can be used in a range of products including cereals, snack bars, cookies, baked goods, chocolates, ice cream, beverages, and confectionery items.

No, MetaSweet® Oligofructose imparts a subtle, natural sweetness and does not have any off-taste. It is often combined with high-intensity sweeteners to create a balanced, sugar-like taste profile.

packaging options

Product Name Prebiotic Fiber Contents Pack Sizes
MetaSweet® FOS Syrup 95 95% 25kg Pail, 1,400kg IBC
MetaSweet® FOS Syrup 92 92% 25kg Pail, 1,400kg IBC
MetaSweet® FOS Syrup 90 90% 25kg Pail, 1,400kg IBC
MetaSweet® FOS Syrup 85 85% 25kg Pail, 1,400kg IBC
MetaSweet® FOS Syrup 55 55% 25kg Pail, 1,400kg IBC
MetaSweet® FOS Organic Syrup 55% - 95% 25kg Pail, 1,400kg IBC
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