What are galactooligosaccharides
Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are indigestible neutral carbohydrates composed of 2 to 9 galactose units, which are formed by an enzymatic reaction. Other carbohydrates present are lactose, glucose, and galactose.
TGOS are used in the food industry as sweeteners, fillers, and sugar substitutes. They are added to baked goods, desserts, sports drinks, jams, marmalades, etc. They are also suitable as an additive in infant formula products. Together with fructooligosaccharides, xylooligosaccharides, isomaltooligosaccharides and lactulose, GOS meet the criteria for prebiotic status.