Canada Approves Polydextrose as Dietary Fiber

May 6, 2013

Health Canada recommends an average daily intake level of 25-38 g.

Health Canada has approved the classification of polydextrose as a dietary fiber for food and beverages. The decision was backed by evidence that included clinical studies from DuPont Nutrition & Health (Reigate, UK) on its Litesse polydextrose. These studies demonstrated a positive impact on digestive health-specifically, the production of energy-yielding metabolites during colonic fermentation, and improved bowel function.

Health Canada recommends an average daily intake level of 25-38 g; DuPont says Litesse is well tolerated at up to 90 g/day. The company says it is a great way to add higher fiber content to products, and that it has a neutral flavor and high solubility and stability that aids formulation, with no impact on taste or texture.