We perfected nature’s best soluble dietary fiber, arabinoxylan, in our proprietary line of ARRABINA® dietary fibers.

The multiple grades of fully soluble dietary fiber powders fit every formulation need because they are:

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Versatile

Fully soluble powders with no taste, color, cost or performance trade-offs
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PROVEN

Tolerability and health claims
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POTENT

Low inclusion rate for claims
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Sustainable

Low impact on the environment
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APPLICATIONS

Why choose Arrabina®?

ARRABINA was specifically developed to fill the market need for a low-dose prebiotic fiber that can be used in a wide array of food and beverage applications with no trade-offs in terms of cost, taste or performance. 

Coffee, tea, beverages

Protein powders, gummies, supplements

Baked goods, snacks, bars

Chocolate & confectionery

multiple grades TO FIT every formulation

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ARRABINA® p

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Application Case Studies

With its excellent solubility, low viscosity and low inclusion rate, ARRABINA® offers an easy way for manufacturers to create delicious products while strengthening nutrition labels and sustainability claims.

Arrabina, a soluble dietary fiber, makes it possible to increase fiber in baked goods without sacrificing the quality of the finished product, including aroma, flavor, or texture. Arrabina allows bakers to give consumers better-for-you baked goods that still deliver indulgence without compromising a clean ingredient list.

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Arrabina offers a solution to help the candy industry develop great-tasting chocolate and confectionery products with reduced sugar, fewer calories and a functional ingredient boost. By incorporating prebiotic fiber into their products, confectioners can tap into consumers’ interest in reducing their sugar intake while also address interest in gut health.

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Consumers are pill-fatigued and looking for more functional health benefits in the foods and beverages already a part of their daily routine. Arrabina, a soluble dietary fiber, makes it easy to add prebiotic dietary fiber to consumers’ favorite coffee drinks thanks to its excellent solubility, stability in high-temperature and low-pH solutions, and low inclusion rate.

Interest in both functional beverages and digestive health has been bubbling up for the last several years, creating the perfect opportunity for functional beverages with prebiotic fiber. The drinks provide consumers with the taste they crave and the health benefits of prebiotic dietary fiber. Arrabina’s multiple grades of fully soluble powders have excellent stability in solution with no gritty texture, even in low pH and the high heat conditions of pasteurization or retort processes.

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The gummy supplement market is innovating in flavors, ingredients, and functional benefits to address consumers’ top health and wellness needs. Given consumers’ strong interest in digestive health, there is ample opportunity for prebiotic gummy innovation. Arrabina makes it easy to add gut health benefits to gummies –– without adding a large serving size. A low serving size of only 3 gummies made with our ARRABINA®, a soluble dietary fiber, is clinically proven to promote the growth of bifidobacteria in the gut.

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Arrabina makes it easy to formulate protein powders that are high in fiber and taste great, making it a
treat rather than a chore to consume protein and fiber. The fully soluble powder boasts excellent
stability in solution and no gritty texture. In addition, Arrabina is gentle on the stomach, even at a 15-
gram serving size.

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No matter the snack format, Arrabina’s versatility allows for seamless integration into existing recipes.
Heat and pH resistant, fully soluble, and boasting a neutral taste, Arrabina elevates both taste and
health benefits. Arrabina can reduce sugar content in products while maintaining the sweetness and
overall flavor profile your customers love.

NUTRITIONAL DATA

Serving Size

100 grams

Calories

200

Total Fat (g)

0

Cholesterol (mg)

0

Sodium (mg)

170

Total Carbohydrates (g)

88

Dietary Fiber (g)

84

Sugar (g)

0

Added Sugar (g)

4

Other Carbohydrates (g)

0

Protein (g)

4

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PRODUCT CLAIMS

ARRABINA is an arabinoxylan prebiotic power ingredient, a clinically-studied and FDA-recognized fiber, with well-established health benefits.

Clinical Claims

PREBIOTIC1

HEALTHY
BLOOD
SUGAR1

GLUTEN FREE

Sustainability Claims
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Upcycled
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Content Claims

FDA
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Polyphenols

Non-GMO

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Arrabina® TOLERABILITY CLINICAL TRIAL

Results from a double-blind, randomized clinical trial confirm the superior GI tolerability of ARRABINA. The clinical trial was administered by a leading third party research organization Biofortis. It consisted of 36 healthy individuals who consumed ARRABINA at 7.5 grams or 15 grams per day or a placebo. 

Participants ranked eight areas for gut and bowel discomfort including gas, bloating, and nausea to compare any potential differences in GI tolerance of the three treatments. Results show that even at a high dosage of 15 grams per day, there were no statistical differences in GI distress between the participants taking ARRABINA versus those taking the placebo. 

The results were published in the academic journal Developments in Current Nutrition and presented at the American Society of Nutrition conference.

No significant difference from placebo in GI symptoms after one week of daily use2

Low dose prebiotic fiber

With as little as 3.4 grams per day, Arrabina® promotes the growth of beneficial bifidobacteria1
PREBIOTIC EFFECTIVE LEVEL
ARRABINA®
OTHER PREBIOTIC FIBERS

Arrabina® In-Vitro Study

Using Cryptobiotix’s ex-vivo SIFR® technology, the impact of Arrabina on metabolite production (key fermentation parameters (pH, gas, SCFA, bCFA)) and microbial composition (shallow-shotgun sequencing) of the gut microbiota of 6 different donors was assessed after 24 hours.

Arrabina P at 3/4/5/8 g ram doses and Arrabina V at 2/3/5 gram doses were tested against a no-substrate control and the reference prebiotic inulin at a 5 gram dose.Results show that Arrabina V and Arrabina P significantly decreased pH, bCFA and stimulated the production of gas, acetate, propionate, butyrate (and thus, total SCFA). The effects were
stronger as test doses increased, potentially resulting in a series of health benefits for the host.

Within the tested range of 2-8 g/day, both grades were highly effective in stimulating SCFA production. 

Comparing Arrabina V/Arrabina P to inulin at the same dose (5 g) showed that Arrabina P and especially Arrabina V exhibited significantly higher total SCFA production. Further, while Arrabina V and inulin more strongly stimulated butyrate, Arrabina P specifically boosted propionate. 

Arrabina® at low doses produces powerful SCFAs

Arrabina P SCFAs Production @ 3g/day*

Arrabina P SCFAs Production @ 2g/day*

*Data Shows Significant Results From 6 Participants In Ex Vivo Trial Conducted Using Cryptobiotix Sifr Technology.  Key Fermentation Parameters Were Assessed At 24h After Introduction Of Test Products In Colonic Environment Of Human Adults, As Simulated With The Ex Vivo Sifr® Technology. Six Test Subjects Were Included In The Study Design, Thus Ensuring Representative Findings. 

Arrabina V and Arrabina P resulted in significantly less gas production compared to inulin, indicating better tolerability.

Arrabina® Produces More Benefits with Less Gas

Total SCFA Production at 5g dose mM*

Gas Production @ 5g dose mBar*

*Data Shows Significant Results From 6 Participants In Ex Vivo Trial Conducted Using Cryptobiotix Sifr Technology. Key Fermentation Parameters Were Assessed At 24h After Introduction Of Test Products In Colonic Environment Of Human Adults, As Simulated With The Ex Vivo Sifr® Technology. Six Test Subjects Were Included In The Study Design, Thus Ensuring Representative Findings.

The results also demonstrated higher microbial diversity and SCFA production for Arrabina V and especially Arrabina P compared to inulin, and thus, suggesting additional benefits on gut health.

More Diverse Fiber Provides More Diverse Benefits

Beneficial Bacterial Growth

Inulin @ 5g/day

Arrabina V @ 2g/day

Arrabina P @ 3g/day

  • Bifidobacteriaceae
  • Coricbacteriaceae
  • Bifidobacteriaceae
  • Anaerobutyricum hallii
  • Faecalibacterium prausnitzil
  • Lawsonibacter assachrolvticus
  • Subdoligranulumus
  • Roseburia intestinalis
  • Bifidobacteriaceae
  • Prevoltellaceae 
  • Acidaminococca
  • Bacteroides spp.
  • Phocaeicola spp
  • Parabacteroides spp.
  • Phascaolarctobacterium spp.
*Data Shows Significant Results From 6 Participants In Ex Vivo Trial Conducted Using Cryptobiotix Sifr Technology. Key Fermentation Parameters Were Assessed At 24h After Introduction Of Test Products In Colonic Environment Of Human Adults, As Simulated With The Ex Vivo Sifr® Technology. Six Test Subjects Were Included In The Study Design, Thus Ensuring Representative Findings.

More Diverse Fiber Provides More Diverse Benefits

Beneficial Bacterial Growth

Insulin @ 5g/day

  • Bifidobacteriaceae
  • Coricbacteriaceae

Arabina V @ 2g/day

  • Bifidobacteriaceae
  • Anaerobutyricum hallii
  • Faecalibacterium prausnitzil
  • Lawsonibacter assachrolvticus
  • Subdoligranulumus
  • Roseburia intestinalis

Arabina P @ 3g/day

  • Bifidobacteriaceae
  • Prevoltellaceae 
  • Acidaminococca
  • Bacteroides spp.
  • Phocaeicola spp
  • Parabacteroides spp.
  • Phascaolarctobacterium spp.
*Data Shows Significant Results From 6 Participants In Ex Vivo Trial Conducted Using Cryptobiotix Sifr Technology. Key Fermentation Parameters Were Assessed At 24h After Introduction Of Test Products In Colonic Environment Of Human Adults, As Simulated With The Ex Vivo Sifr® Technology. Six Test Subjects Were Included In The Study Design, Thus Ensuring Representative Findings.

SCIENCE

NATURE'S BEST DIETARY FIBER, PERFECTED.

ARRABINA is an arabinoxylan prebiotic fiber which is an FDA-recognized, hemicellulose polysaccharide fiber with clinically proven tolerance and prebiotic health benefits. The fiber’s longer chain polysaccharide structure makes it better tolerated by the gut than oligosaccharides as it is digested later in the GI tract. The longer chain also has functionality benefits as it is not as vulnerable to degradation in low pH and high temperature cooking applications. 

Arabinoxylan is abundant in nature. In fact, it makes up about 70% of the soluble fiber naturally found in grains3. Yet large quantities of processed whole grains are needed for a single serving size of soluble arabinoxylan fiber.

Cereal and Spoon
~ 5 cups of wheat bran cereal4

~ 3.4 grams1

ONLY COMET solved this problem using our patented upcycling technology to unlock arabinoxylan’s potential and make it available in our line of ARRABINA soluble dietary fibers. ARRABINA makes it easy to add the clinically proven benefits of arabinoxylan to ANY food/beverage/supplement application. 

the ARRABINA® ADVANTAGE

HOW ARRABINA COMPARES TO OTHER PREBIOTIC FIBERS

Arabinoxylan
ARRABINA®

SCF / modified starch

Inulin / FOS / GOS

Guar Fiber

Beta Glucan

NATURALLY-OCCURRING

HIGH & STABLE SOLUBILITY

GENTLE ON THE STOMACH2

LOW DOSE1

the ARRABINA ADVANTAGE

1) ISAPP; Windley et al. 2015, Cloetens et al. 2010, Francois et al. 2014, Maki et al. 2012, Walton et al. 2012, Damen et al. 2012, Kjølbæk et al. 2019.

  • Windey et al. 2015. Wheat bran extract alters colonic fermentation and microbial composition, but does not affect faecal water toxicity: a randomised controlled trial in healthy subjects. British Journal of Nutrition, 113, 225-238. Cloetens et al. 2010. Tolerance of arabinoxylan-oligosaccharides and their prebiotic activity in healthy subjects: a randomised, placebo-controlled crossover study. British Journal of Nutrition, 103, 703-713.
  • François IE, Lescroart O, Veraverbeke WS, Marzorati M, Possemiers S, Hamer H, Windey K, Welling GW, Delcour JA, Courtin CM, Verbeke K, Broekaert WF. Effects of wheat bran extract containing arabinoxylan oligosaccharides on gastrointestinal parameters in healthy preadolescent children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 May;58(5):647-53.
  • Maki KC, Gibson GR, Dickmann RS, Kendall CW, Chen CY, Costabile A, Comelli EM,McKay DL, Almeida NG, Jenkins D, Zello GA, Blumberg JB. Digestive and physiologic effects of a wheat bran extract, arabino-xylan-oligosaccharide, in breakfast cereal. Nutrition. 2012 Nov-Dec;28(11-12):1115-21. 
  • Walton GE, Lu C, Trogh I, Arnaut F, Gibson GR. A randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled cross-over study to determine the gastrointestinal effects of consumption of arabinoxylan-oligosaccharides enriched bread in healthy volunteers. Nutr J. 2012 Jun 1;11:36.
  • Windey K, François I, Broekaert W, De Preter V, Delcour JA, Louat T, Herman J, Verbeke K. High dose of prebiotics reduces fecal water cytotoxicity in healthy subjects. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2014 Nov;58(11):2206-18. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201400298. Epub 2014 Oct 17. PMID: 25164793.
  • Kjølbæk, L., Benítez-Páez, A., Pulgar, E. M., Brahe, L. K., Liebisch, G., Matysik, S., . . . Sanz, Y. (2019). Arabinoxylan oligosaccharides and polyunsaturated fatty acid effects on gut microbiota and metabolic markers in overweight individuals with signs of metabolic syndrome: A randomized cross-over trial. Clinical Nutrition. doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2019.01.012

2) Oliver Chen, Traci Blonquist, Kristen Sanoshy, Kathleen Kelley, Eunice Mah, The Effect of Arabinoxylan on Gastrointestinal Tolerance in Generally Healthy Adults: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study, >, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_2, June 2021, Page 304.

3) Jing Wang, et al. “Cereal-derived Arabinoxylans: Structural Features and Structure–activity Correlations.” v. 96,. pp. 157-165. doi: href=”https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2019.12.016″ 10.1016/j.tifs.2019.12.016

4) https://www.postconsumerbrands.com/raisin-bran/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/09/RaisinBran.pdf