TABLE 1.

Chemical compositions and characteristics of NDO

NDOChemical compositiona
FOS (Raftilose P95)95% oligosaccharide β(2-1)-fructan; 60% G-F, 40% F (DP, 2 to 8; average, DP, 4 to 5)
GOS (Oligomate 55)Mainly 6′-galactosyllactose; DP, of oligosaccharide fraction, 2 to 5 (primarily DP 3); 55% pure
Inulin (Raftiline LS)>99% oligosaccharide β(2-1)-fructan (inulin); average DP, 10 to 12
  • a F, fructose; G, glucose; DP, degree of polymerization.