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Polydextrose

Alternate Names

Litesse, Sta-Lite, Trimcal

Description

Made by combining dextrose (from corn), citric acid and sugar alcohol. It is used as a bulking additive, low-calorie sugar replacement, and to increase non-dietary fiber content in food.

Polydextrose - Quick Stats
Names

Litesse, Sta-Lite, Trimcal

Allergy Information

Uses

Bulking Agent, Humectant, Sweetener

E-Number

E1200

Additional Information

Commonly used as an ingredient in low-carb, sugar free and diabetic foods. Because Polydextrose is classified as a soluble fiber, it is added to a wide variety of foods which are not naturally high in fiber. These products are then marketed as a "high fiber product." It is unknown if this synthetic has the same benefits of natural fibers. The FDA requires a warning label for any food product containing more than 15 grams of Polydextrose due to laxative effects.



Found In

baked goods, cake, frozen desserts, frosting, sauces, salad dressing, candy, breakfast cereal, gelatin

Possible Health Effects

Has laxative effect if consumed in large amounts.

Allergy Information

Corn, May be Genetically Engineered or Modified

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