Polydextrose is a soluble fiber that is used to replace sugar and has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration since 1981. Having a similar mouthfeel and texture of sugar, Polydextrose is an alternate sugar replacement and provides the sweetness without the calories.
It is frequently used to increase the dietary fiber content of food, to replace sugar, and to reduce calories/fat content. Polydextrose is an ingredient synthesized from dextrose (glucose), with the addition of approximately 10% sorbitol and 1% citric acid.
Because polydextrose is not digested and only partially fermented in the gut, it has an energy value of only 1 kcal/ gram.
Keystone offers many other sugar substitutes besides Polydextrose and invites you to design the exact coating you desire. To learn more about other sugar replacements, please visit our Sweeteners section or contact our sales team to discuss in detail.