raspberry cerealEvidence supplied by DuPont Nutrition & Health has supported Health Canada’s approval of polydextrose as a source of dietary fiber in food and beverage products. The decision, which takes immediate effect, is based on laboratory and clinical studies using Litesse polydextrose from the DuPont Danisco portfolio. These studies demonstrated a positive impact on digestive health, in particular the production of energy-yielding metabolites during colonic fermentation, and improved bowel function. “It is well known that the average consumer diet in the Western world is deficient in dietary fiber,” says DuPont Nutrition & Health health platform leader Michael Bond. “Polydextrose has a special ability to help consumers raise their fiber intake without compromising their enjoyment of the food they eat.”

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