Fructooligosaccharides is a scary word to me; it looks like a combination of fructose and saccharin - that nasty artificial sweetener, said to be harmless by some, or is it?
Is Fructooligosaccharides an Ethical Food Additive Choice?
What health benefits are derived from Fructooligosaccharides?
While some deem it to be the "next generation" of healthy food additives, some are asking if the synthetic form of a food should be consumed at all or if it proves to cause more harm than good.
As a conclusion, whether or not it is ethical to include a synthetic form of a food compound depends on the individual. Although more research needs to be done, it is clear for now, that for those who are healthy and health minded, choosing to adhere to an all natural food nutrient diet, this food additive would be one to avoid, and obviously not needed. However for those who are not so strict in their dietary choices (FOS) may prove fairly safe as a sweetener and fiber, and for some it may even prove to be a better option where there is a need to find better alternatives than what is currently offered.