Fibe Mini

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Fibe Mini (ファイブミニ) is a Japanese soft drink with added dietary fiber produced by Otsuka Pharmaceutical. It was launched in 1988, and is often considered the first "functional food". The functional ingredient is polydextrose.[1][2][3][4][5]


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  4. ^ Dimitris Charalampopoulos; Robert A. Rastall (31 July 2009). Prebiotics and probiotics science and technology. Springer. p. 340. ISBN 978-0-387-79057-2. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Hayes, David (1 July 2004). "More than a functional fad: as functional foods continue to develop in Japan, it is clear that functional dairy products are more than just a passing phase". Dairy Industries International. Wilmington Publishing Ltd. ISSN 0308-8197. Retrieved 12 February 2012.  Alt. link.

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