Raffinose is a trisaccharide composed of galactose, glucose, and fructose. It can be found in beans, cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, other vegetables, and whole grains. Raffinose can be hydrolyzed to D-galactose and sucrose by the enzyme α-galactosidase (α-GAL), an enzyme not found in the human digestive tract. α-GAL also hydrolyzes other α-galactosides such as stachyose, verbascose, and galactinol, if present. The enzyme does not cleave β-linked galactose, as in lactose.
1.Raffinose stachyose plays an important role in the proliferation, Stachyose can rapidly improve the environment within the human digestive tract, regulating micro-ecological balance. 2.Raffinose can promote the formation of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract the status of dominant bacteria,inhibition of endogenous carcinogens generation and absorption. 3.Raffinose in the human has a role in promoting the intestinal short-chain fatty acids increased physical activity, lower cholesterol. 4.Raffinose is very suitable for people with diabetes to take, Stachyose will not cause adverse endocrine patient burden. 5.Raffinose can enhance human resistance to gastrointestinal infection or food-borne diseases through the function, and can improve the nutritional status of the skin and other organs, improve health and beauty.
1.Dairy products, acidic beverages functional additives; 2.It is baking, in Western-style cakes and chocolate products are functional sweetener; when sharing with sucrose may inhibit crystallization of sucrose. 3.Bogey wet gum is ideal for small cookies, candy and other products additives; especially for low-calorie foods; 4.Added as a stabilizer substance containing highly unsaturated edible emulsions (e.g. fish oil), and extend the shelf life of food; 5.As intestinal medicine, primary health care accessories; diabetes is the most suitable food.