Prebiotic Potential of Polydextrose

  • Julian D. Stowell
Reference work entry


Polydextrose is a randomly bonded polymer of glucose with some sorbitol end-groups. It was originally developed by scientists at Pfizer seeking a low calorie bulking agent to be used in conjunction with intense sweeteners. Polydextrose has been used for more than 25 years in human food and beverage products around the world. It is currently marketed by Danisco A/S as Litesse®Two and Litesse®UltraTM and by A E Staley as Sta-Lite III.


Short Chain Fatty Acid Intense Sweetener Glycaemic Response Beverage Product Colonic Fermentation 
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  • Julian D. Stowell
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  1. 1.Danisco Sweeteners, Danisco (UK) LtdRedhillUnited Kingdom

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