Some 150 participants gained an insight into opportunities to optimise consumer health at an international conference hosted in Copenhagen last month by ingredients supplier Danisco.

Among the healthy ingredients discussed were plants used by the holistic Indian healing system ayurveda, beneficial probiotic bacteria and prebiotic ingredients.

Four of Danisco’s research scientists presented the results from a series of studies that shed light on Litesse as a prebiotic dietary fibre. "What we can offer is a holistic approach to health and nutrition formulations," said chair of Danisco’s health and nutrition network Dr Julian Stowell. "We not only offer a key active ingredient, we can also reformulate the whole product from a taste and texture perspective."