, Volume 10, Issue 2–3, pp 23–28 | Cite as

Polydextrose functional fibre

Improving digestive health, satiety and beyond
  • Kirsti K. TiihonenEmail author
  • Henna Röytiö
  • Heli Putaala
  • Arthur C. Ouwehand


Polydextrose (PDX) is a highly branched, randomly bonded glucose polymer which is not digested in the upper gastrointestinal tract, but is slowly fermented throughout the colon. It has been widely acknowledged as a soluble fibre, and human clinical, animal and in vitro studies have all demonstrated physiological effects associated with this feature. These effects include improving gut health, reducing glycaemic impact and inducing satiety (1–3). The high tolerance and technological properties of PDX allow the development of food products with a variety of nutritional improvements without compromising taste and texture profile.

Microbiota Glycemic index Short chain fatty acids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirsti K. Tiihonen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Henna Röytiö
    • 1
  • Heli Putaala
    • 1
  • Arthur C. Ouwehand
    • 1
  1. 1.Danisco Health & NutritionKantvikFinland

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