Do fructooligiosacchrides have a high GI?? Are they counted as carbs?[/quote]
again from Eric Talmant on eliteFTS whae asked about this stuff
"I am not that familiar with oligofructose. I am going to guess that it might be fructo-oligosaccaride, which is a type of soluble fiber. On its own, it is not that sweet and is often combined with more intense sweeteners. Because manufacturers know exactly how to get away with mislabeling ingredients, if you see that there is a fructo-oligosaccaride there is a good chance that it is actually fructose, which would ultimately mean that the product is not sugar-free. If you knew for sure that the oligofructose came from a natural source such as chicory root, then I would say alright.
However, it can also be manufactured synthetically and as such is probably cheaper, easier to mass produce, and thus more prominent in packaged products. Therefore, if you are finding it added to an already artificially-produced-laden product like a nutrition bar, then I would probably stay away."