SHIMIZU 's"PROPOL®" is highly purified natural dietary fiber manufactured with patented technologies. Extracted from special species of tubers of Amorphophallus Japonica, our"PROPOL®" is the top grade dietary fiber with the highest molecular weight in the natural world.
"PROPOL®" have very wide application from health food, food ingredients, cosmetics, and other purposes, for its distinguished performance among natural water-soluble dietary fiber.
Amorphophallus Japonica is consisted of mannose and glucose molecules combined in a mole ratio of 1.5-2.0:1.0. It is a slightly branched polysaccharide connected by 1-4 linkages and has an average molecular weight ranging from 200,000 to 2,000,000.
Acetyl groups along the Amorphophallus Japonica backbone contribute to its solubility and are located, on average, at every 9 to 19 sugar units.
Shimizu 's unique high-purifying process is carried out in a large-scale extraction plants. The Amorphophallus Japonica tubers are first pulverized, and then the collected Amorphophallus Japonica mannan-glucose particles are polished in order to dislodge and extract noxious materials adhering to them. This process yields a refined, high performance Amorphophallus Japonica mannan-glucose with a high degree of purity that improves product solubility, stability and overall functionality.
The particles are tasteless, odorless and white in color.
The Shimizu grades of Amorphophallus Japonica products:
|・PROPOL®Series (Health Food, Functional Food) ・ PROPOL® PHOENIX (Beverage, Functional Food)
・RHEOLEX®Series (Food, Food Additives) ・ Cosmetics GRADE