Litesse Polydextrose
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Litesse Polydextrose

Manufactured by Danisco
Polydextrose is a polysaccharide composed of randomly cross-linked glucose with all types of glycosidic bonds, containing minor amounts of bound sorbitol and acid.

Benefits of Polydextrose

Polydextrose has demonstrated its versatility as both sugar and partial fat replacer in many foods. Low calorie products, in particular, benefit from the ability of polydextrose to mimic sugar and in some cases fat, superbly recreating the creamy, full-bodied sensory experience associated with fat and sugar.

Calorie reduction occurs because polydextrose has an energy value of 1kcal/g compared with fat at 9 kcal/g and sugar at 4kcal/g. It is also a functional ingredient that can play a variety of roles in formulations.

With a low sweetness itself, but ideal for use in combination with intense sweeteners, polydextrose has a superior clean taste which means it can be used in high proportions for up to 50% calorie reduction, even in products with sensitive flavour systems.

Polydextrose is prebiotic, non-glycaemic and widely recognised as a source of dietary fibre suitable for enriching numerous applications, including beverages.

Polydextrose can be used in many application areas to improve the nutritional profile of products including:

  • Reduced sugar
  • Sugar free
  • No added sugar
  • Reduced fat
  • Reduced calorie
  • Reduced glycaemic load
  • Fibre enrichment
  • Prebiotic enhancement
  • Tooth-friendly

Application areas for polydextrose:

  • Foods
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Beverages
  • Baked Goods
  • Cereal Products
  • Nutrition Bars
  • Chocolate
  • Pharmaceuticals

Polydextrose products

Our standard Litesse® is excellent for applications ranging from beverage and dairy to baked goods, nutritional bars, confectionary, and cereal products. We also carry Litesse® Ultra which is Sugar Free. This is an excellent option for use in clear beverages and confectionary. Please contact us for your specific application.

Litesse® is the trade name of Danisco's polydextrose