What is Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)?
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) also known as oligofructose or oligofructan, is a class of oligosaccharides used as an alternative sweetener in food products. 
Is Fructooligosaccharides Natural?
Yes, Fructooligosaccharides are found in several fruits and vegetables; However, the process that some food manufacturers use to refine FOS results in the use of chemicals.
FOS use emerged in the 1980s in response to consumer demand for healthier and calorie-reduced foods. 
Source(s) Derived From
Plant Sources, Other Natural Sources, Chemical (Synthetic) Sources
FOS is extracted from fruits and vegetables like bananas, onions, chicory root, garlic, asparagus, barley, wheat, tomatoes, and leeks.
Natural or Artificial?
|Both (Can be derived from Natural & Artificial Sources)|
Aliases (Also Known As)
Chicory Root Extract
Chicory Root Fiber
Chicory Root Inulin
Chicory Root Syrup
FOS Probiotic Growth Complex
Natural Chicory Fiber
Short Chain FOS
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|Ingredient updated||UPC Food Search||February 8, 2018 @ 10:08 PM|
|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|