Litesse® polydextrose

Litesse® is a low calorie, low glycemic, specialty carbohydrate with prebiotic properties, that is widely recognized as a fiber around the world.


  • Dietary fiber - Litesse®

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.


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

  • Labeling & Regulatory - Litesse®

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®.

  • Low calorie - Litesse®

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

  • Prebiotic - Litesse®

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.

  • Research & Clinical Studies

At Nutrition & Biosciences we are committed to supporting our entire product range with sound scientific evidence. Here we provide the Research and Clinical Studies on Litesse®

  • Satiety - Litesse®

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.

Key benefits

  • Low calorie
  • Low sugar or sugar free
  • Fiber
  • Prebiotic
  • Low glycemic
Product Benefit Application

Low/no/reduced sugar, low/reduced calorie, low/reduced fat, fiber enrichment, prebiotic, low glycemic, Maillard browning

Most food applications, particularly recommended for dairy products and baked goods
Litesse® Two

Low/no/reduced sugar, low/reduced calorie, low/reduced fat, fiber enrichment, prebiotic, low glycemic, Maillard browning

All food applications, particularly recommended for baked goods, beverages, chocolate, confectionery, cereal products, dairy products and nutrition bars
Litesse® Ultra

Low/no/reduced sugar, sugar free, low/reduced calorie, low/reduced fat, fiber enrichment, prebiotic, low glycemic, no Maillard browning

All food and beverage applications, particularly recommended for clear beverages, confectionery and sugar-free applications

Application areas

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