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Vidofibre BF – A new generation Sugar beet fibre

Sugar beet fibre is one of the most well-documented fibres and has been used as standard fibre in many studies, both functional and nutritional. Mainly since it was one of the first ex-tractedfibres, first explored by various Sugar companies in the 1980s.

Withan upgraded production method, Vidofibre BF has a significantly reduced off-taste and color compared to previous Sugar beet fibres in the market. The method also provides a wider and higher range of water holding capacity to better adapt to customer needs.

The composition of the sugar beet is approximately 76% water, 18% sugar, and the rest 6% is the cell walls. After sugar extraction, the cell wall material (beet pulp) is dried, then milled and carefully controlled to become Vidofibre BF, a high quality fibre which gives opport-unities as a functional and healthy ingredient in food applications.

Vidofibre BF has 67% (AOAC) fibre content – the remaining part is protein,some sugar residues (<5%) as well as low water content which gives long shelflife if stored properly (<65%rh)

Water activity is 0,4 – a value below 0.6 is regarded as the absolute minimum water activity for all known microorganisms. All microbiological activity will be eliminated below this critical value.

The insoluble fibrepart is mainly cellulose and the soluble part pectin. Images below, magnified 300 times, shows how the cell walls traps water. This since the dried particle (left), when resoaked with water (right) fills the empty cells, where it will partly gel with the pectin creating small depots surrounded by cell walls. Vidofibre BF keeps this extra water in the end product, independent upon the process temperature. The water holding capacity is, depend-ing upon particle size / quality, between 3,5-12 times its own weight.

The product is free from gluten and works excellent in e.g. gluten free bread. It is free from phytic acid, which could act as mineral blocker.

A selection of application possibilities:

  • Bakery – prolong softness in bread, reinforcement in dry baked goods, fibre enrichment
  • Meat products – reduce frying loss, less oil uptake in deep fried products, improve texture
  • Health products – fibre addition in mueslis, extruded products (1-40%), fibre tablets (>90%) etc. The health effects are confirmed by several clinical studies and approved EFSA &EU Health claims.

Neu Schweizer Apfelfaser / New Swiss Apple Fibre / La Nouvelle Fibre de Pommes Suisse

Die Apfelfaser VIDOFIBRE AF von UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG wird zu 100% aus Schweizer Äpfeln in einem besonders schonenden thermischen Verfahren im schweizerischen Eschenz hergestellt. Das Produkt erfüllt die neue „Swissness“-Gesetzgebung, welche am 1. Januar 2017 in Kraft tritt.

Die Apfelfaser VIDOFIBRE AF eignet sich besonders als Zutat für frische Backwaren. Die Schweizer Apfelfaser weist ein optimales Spektrum an löslichen und unlöslichen Ballaststoffen auf. Der Gesamtfasergehalt liegt bei circa 60%. VIDOFIBRE AF ist glutenfrei und enthält einen hohen Anteil an Mineralien.


The apple fibre of UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG is a natural product based on Swiss apples. VIDOFIBRE AF is produced by a gentle thermal process in  Eschenz, Switzerland. The product fulfills the new “Swissness” Regulations effective January 1st, 2017.

VIDOFIBRE AF is especially suitable for baking products and provides freshness and excellent process properties with an increased yield. The Swiss Apple Fibre consists of an optimal profile of soluble and insoluble fibres. VIDOFIBRE AF is gluten-free and has a high content of minerals.

La fibre aux pommes VIDOFIBRE AF d’UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG est un produit naturel fabriqué aux pommes Suisse par un procédé avec ménagement thermique dans notre unité de production à Eschenz en Suisse.
Le produit accomplit la nouvelle législation “Swissness” quelle entre en vigueur le premier janvier 2017.

La fibre aux pommes VIDOFIBRE AF se qualifie spécidement pour les produits de boulangerie frais. La fibre aux pommes présente un spectre optimal de fibres alimentaires soluble et insoluble. La teneur en fibre entière est d’environ 60%. VIDOFIBRE AF est sans gluten et contient une part élevée minéraux.

Nuce and Food-Ing Bologna, Italy

The exhibition offered a great platform for presenting trends in the Food Industry and Markets. Especially trends of the consumers and customers living in the south of Europe are of high interest. The presence of so many visitors interested in nutraceuticals like organic products and fibres confirmed the global trend to more natural food and ingredients. The offering of UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG of Guar fibres and Organic Galactomannans produced by only physical processing was highly appreciated by visitors.

UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG was presented by GTC, our partner for distribution of UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG products.

Takeover of UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG by Swiss Entrepreneur


Founded in 1936, this Swiss family business dedicated itself to food production from the start. Engaged in a continual development and expansion process, they developed into a competent partner for the global food industry. Today, the name UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG stands worldwide for high-quality products and services.

As a part of the succession plan, the Schauwecker family found a new innovative owner to further develop the traditional company and lead it successfully into the future.

The new board of directors intends to modernize the production site and increase capacity. UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG looks actively in the extension of its product portfolio and services in order to meet the requirements of a growing market with Swiss quality products.