Denmark-based Nordic Sugar is promoting a moisture-retaining product to bakers of gluten-free products. The firm, which claims to be the world’s only manufacturer of sugar beet fibre, says Fibrex a gluten-free dried sugar beet fibre has a unique ability to retain moisture in bakery products, contributing to longer-lasting softness and a pleasing mouthfeel.

A range of Fibrex granulations are available. The finer granules offer a fibre-rich product with the look and feel of white bread, while the coarse Fibrex flakes give a nutty flavour, chewy mouthfeel and a healthy wholegrain appearance, said the firm.