Research & Clinical Studies

Litesse® polydextrose

At DuPont we are committed to supporting our entire product range with sound scientific evidence.  Our products facilitate a broad range of health and nutrition claims, and our high level of scientific substantiation provides manufacturers with the confidence to build these claims into their product positioning. 

Litesse® polydextrose is just one example of how DuPont Nutrition & Health supports its products through on-going scientific research, with peer reviewed publications spanning a period of over 30 years. Litesse® is manufactured from corn derived ingredients and was initially developed as a bulking agent for use in the replacement of sugar and fat.

Subsequently, Litesse® has grown significantly in value as a low calorie, specialty carbohydrate that is widely recognized as a soluble dietary fiber and prebiotic. Food and beverage products containing Litesse® can offer consumers multiple benefits in the areas of digestive health, weight management and oral health. 

Not content to stand still, we continue to look for new opportunities to enhance health and nutrition with Litesse®, as we evaluate the beneficial physiological benefits that it has to offer. 

Please use the link to access a comprehensive bibliography of the health and nutrition studies conducted with Litesse®.

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High fiber diets are widely recognized as encouraging optimal digestive health and regularity, which can often be felt by the consumer as an improvement in overall well-being.

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The Litesse® polydextrose family of ingredients elicit very low glycemic responses, ranging from just 4 to 7, compared to glucose at 100.

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As legislation can differ greatly between different markets, we always recommend the information provided is reviewed in line with local labeling legislation, in regards to Litesse®.

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Litesse® polydextrose is a particularly effective ingredient in the development of reduced and low calorie foods and beverages.

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Litesse® is an effective prebiotic – it is a nondigestible food ingredient which passes intact into the colon, where it is partially fermented. It then selectively stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria, such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, helping to improve digestive health.

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Litesse® can help in reducing energy intake, by aiding in the manufacture of foods and beverages that are less calorically dense and which have a lower glycemic response.

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Litesse® for sugar-free, reduced sugar, and no-sugar-added foods and beverages.

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