Starch oligosaccharides(oligose) are a new type of functional sugarsource. Normally, functional oligosaccharides arelower in calories and consist of helpful bacteria as they integrate nutrition, health care, and diet therapy so as to play an important role in improving the immune system. They are widely used in food, health products, beverages, medicine, and feed additives, and other fields. For example, oligosaccharide syrup can sweeten and thickens dishes while providing a sticky glaze.

Types of food sources of oligosaccharidesare mainly included: Fructo oligosaccharide, Malt oligosaccharide, Xylo-oligosaccharide, Galacto-oligosaccharide.

Types of Oligosaccharide

Fructo Oligosaccharide

Fructose oligosaccharides are also called oligofructose or sucrose trisaccharide oligosaccharides. Fructose oligosaccharides are commonly found in many fruits and vegetables.

Malt Oligosaccharide

Isomaltooligosaccharide (IMO), more commonly known as isomalto-oligosaccharide, is a mixture of short-chain carbohydrates which may have a digestion-resistant property.


Xylooligosaccharides (XOS) are polymers of the sugar xylose.[1] They are produced from the xylan fraction in plant fiber.


Galacto-oligosaccharides are made up of plant sugars linked in chains. They are found naturally in dairy products, beans, and certain root vegetables.

Mannan Oligosaccharide

Mannose Oligosaccharides, also known as Mannan Oligosaccharides (MOS), the English abbreviation MOS. Mannan-oligosaccharide is a new type of antigen active substance extracted from the cell wall of ye...

Role of Oligosaccharides, Meaning of Oligosaccharides

The metabolic production of organic acids lowers the intestinal pH, inhibits the growth of intestinal Salmonella and spoilage bacteria, regulates gastrointestinal function, and inhibits Intestinal spoilage substances, changes stool characteristics, prevents constipation, and increases vitamin synthesis, improve human immune function.

What Are Examples Of Oligosaccharides?

Raffinose and stachyose are both examples of functional oligosaccharides. Oligosaccharide is a trisaccharide formed from the combination of three monomers: galactose, glucose, and fructose. Storage oligosaccharides are general in plants. Fructooligosaccharides (also called oligofructose) are short chains of fructose residues found in many plants, especially in the blue Agave plant, Jerusalem artichoke, and yacón. Commercially, they are used as sweeteners and food additives.

While fructooligosaccharides derived from plants, galactooligosaccharides, and human milk oligosaccharides derived from dairy. Galacto-oligosaccharides are oligosaccharides made up of a short chain of galactose molecules. Human milk oligosaccharides occur in breast milk and mainly composed of 2′-fucosyllactose. Fructooligosaccharides, galacto-oligosaccharides, and human milk oligosaccharides are examples of dietary oligosaccharides. They are integrated into the human diet for their prebiotic effect.

Are Oligosaccharides Healthy?

Oligosaccharides are very complicated carbohydrates of the non-a-glucan type which, because of the configuration of their osidic bonds, resist hydrolysis by salivary and intestinal digestive enzymes. In the colon, they are fermented by anaerobic bacteria. Among the non-digestible oligosaccharides, the chicory fructooligosaccharides occupy a key position and, in most European countries, they are recognized as natural food ingredients.

Functional oligosaccharides help promote the growth of healthy gut microflora. From there, bacteria that feed on fermentable carbohydrates produce many beneficial substances, including short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and certain B vitamins.

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