Benicaros® the Precision Prebiotic

Elevate your gut and immune health products with our plant-based, low-dose & upcycled Benicaros® precision prebiotic fiber.

It trains the innate immune system to respond smarter, faster and stronger and it improves the gut microbiome composition in every type of gut ecosystem.

Innovating in the health nutrition market

It's hard to stand out in the crowded market of immune and gut health products. People are learning more about gut health and the microbiome, making 'biotics' very popular. But, there's a catch: 'biotics' work differently for everyone because of our unique gut microbiomes. Also, traditional prebiotic fibers are known to sometimes cause gut discomfort and bloating. Plus, they can be tricky to use in products due to their large serving size, off-taste, strong odor or poor solubility. Benicaros® solves each and every one of these challenges whilst benefitting gut and immune health...

The sweet spot in gut & immune health product innovation

Benicaros® is a groundbreaking precision prebiotic fiber that enables you to innovate with products that offer multiple health benefits and meet all consumer expectations regarding planet friendliness, naturalness and taste at the same time.

it's a precision prebiotic fiber that is plant-based and upcycled from carrot pomace - a side-stream of carrot juice production.

it’s low dose with a daily serving size of as low as 300 mg*. It's also easy to formulate in a wide range of functional food, drinks and dietary supplements.

it trains the innate immune system to respond faster, smarter and stronger.

it specifically and consistently stimulates beneficial gut bacteria and their metabolites in every type of gut ecosystem. Leading to several health benefits and helping you to fulfill your brand promise to all your customers.

it's applicable to a broad range of products thanks to its favorable formulation properties: water soluble, heat and pH-stable with little to no negative impact on taste, texture or odor of the finished product.

it meets consumer expectations, like natural, upcycled, clinically proven, clean label, organic, kosher, etc.

*Varying daily serving sizes available based on formulation and market.

How Benicaros is made

Consumers realise that good health starts in the gut microbiome

What is Benicaros

Benicaros® is a first-of-its-kind plant-based, precision prebiotic fiber ingredient, which at a daily serving size of as low as 300 mg trains innate immune cells to respond faster, smarter and stronger, whilst robustly and consistently stimulating beneficial gut bacteria, in every type of gut microbiome ecosystem.

It is a polysaccharide (fiber) known as cRG-I (rhamnogalacturonan-I) derived from upcycled carrot pomace. And thanks to its attractive formulation properties, it is applicable in a broad range of dietary supplements and functional food and beverages.

Since its introduction in 2021, Benicaros has won several industry awards.

How Benicaros works

Clinical research demonstrates Benicaros®’ dual mechanism of action both trains faster, smarter and stronger innate immune responses and selectively increases the growth of beneficial microbes in the core gut microbiota common to most people.

It accomplishes these twin goals with significantly less gas production – a normal byproduct of fiber fermentation – than traditional prebiotics.

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What sets Benicaros apart from other prebiotics?

What makes this fiber so unique, is the complexity of its structure. This ‘just right’ structure enables our ingredient to precisely modulate the gut microbiota composition so that it leads not only to a healthier gut ecosystem, but also enables various health benefits, this is why we call it a precision prebiotic.

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Inspirational formulation concepts

These product ideas have been presented to inspire product development based on the current market trends. They are not real products.

Functional foods and beverages

Consumers are turning towards functional foods to incorporate health-beneficial ingredients into their daily routine and to meet their wellness goals.

Benicaros® can be easily formulated into varying functional foods and beverages such as snacks,
sports drinks, health shots, cereals and nutritional bars, to meet the convenience and variety needs of busy adults.

Protein- or cereal bars

Shakes or powders

Functional (dairy) beverages



A recent survey demonstrated that 69% of global dietary supplement users regularly take supplements to support their immune health⁴. Supplements remain in demand as consumers adopt a holistic approach to immune health, focusing on healthy eating and exercise.

Benicaros® is a scientifically substantiated precision prebiotic fiber, a solution that can easily be incorporated and combined with micronutrients into a variety of dietary supplements in different formats such as gummies, capsules, tablets, sachets and cubes that will suit consumer’s lifestyle.
4.DSM Consumer Immunity Panel, March 2021


Powder sticks or sachets



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Based on clinical and consumer research, NutriLeads has created whitepapers which dive into the current and future trends and which demonstrate how our carrot gold, Benicaros®, can help you create products that maximise opportunities in the gut and immune health market.

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Benicaros is clinically proven

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