Fructooligosaccharides are a form of carbohydrate. The term saccharide is another word for sugar, and an oligosaccharide is a molecule made up of a small group of these sugars.
Fructooligosaccharides are used as alternative sweeteners because they carry less calories than sugar; they do not cause a spike in blood sugar.
Although there are some potential benefits associated with using fructooligosaccharides, there may also be some risks and side effects. In this article, we will look at both the risks and benefits.
Fructooligosaccharide itself can be a mouthful to say, and it may help to break it down.
It can be pronounced as frook-tahl-ih-go-sack-uh-ride, with the emphasis usually on “tahl.” Luckily, it is often referred to as FOS