Isomalto-oligosaccharides, also known as IMOs, are exploding in popularity as a low-calorie, high-fiber carbohydrate in protein bars. Although IMOs are found naturally in some fermented foods and natural sweeteners, this prebiotic fiber source is most commonly synthesized in a lab and then mass-produced on a larger scale.
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Isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMO) are non-digestible short-chain carbohydrates, composed of up to 10 glucose molecules joined by alpha (1,6) bonds.
IMO is a mixture of isomaltose, panose, isomaltotriose, isomaltopentose and higher branched oliogsaccharides.