In acid treated high-amylose cornstarch, digestive starch is reduced by 40 %. If laboratory rats are fed for 5 weeks with this product, Bifidobacteria in their intestinal flora are greatly increased. Thus, HAC is a prebiotic material. This work was done in collaboration with International Polysaccharide Engineering (IPE), a venture company from Osaka University

J-Oil Mills press release, May 10, 2012