A versatile, reduced calorie sweetener derived from milk sugar

DuPont™ Danisco® Lactitol is a sugar alcohol derived from lactose (milk sugar) that has similar technical and handling properties to sucrose. As a sugar-free, low glycemic and tooth-friendly sugar replacement, lactitol is a key ingredient for low calorie or reduced-sugar foods and beverages.

Lactitol works well in milk systems, where it enhances key sensory attributes, providing delicious flavor and a rich, smooth texture. Its low hygroscopicity also makes it ideal for use in crisp baked products like biscuits, keeping them crisp for longer.

High Purity across various grades

DuPont™ Danisco® Lactitol has extremely high purity and excellent flowability. It’s available in crystalline or milled form, with monohydrate or anhydrous characteristics.

Key Benefits

  • Clean, sweet, sugar-like taste with no aftertaste
  • Superior flavor and sweetness profile
  • Tooth-friendly as it does not ferment in the mouth
  • Prebiotic effect at relatively low doses
  • Low calorie
  • Low glycemic response—suitable for diabetics

Application Areas

Drawing on many years of experience, we tailor solutions for bakery products, creating superb fresh-keeping properties in bread and cakes and the right bite and crumb in biscuits, crackers and pastry, even at reduced fat levels.
DuPont™ Danisco® provide all around support for confectioners in developing confectionery such as chocolate, bars, gums, jellies and fillings with new textures, longer shelf life and processing advantages.
For more than half a century, we have solved the challenges of the frozen desserts industry, including today’s demands for low/no sugar and fat formulations.
Our broad assortment of stabilizers helps you create the preferred texture, great flavor release and high stability in your fruit applications, whether those include high- or low-sugar fruit spreads (jams), bakery fillings, yogurt fruit preparations or fruit sauces.

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Clean Label

As a versatile sucrose replacement with health benefits, lactitol is a key ingredient for sugar-free, better-for-you food and beverages.


Digestive Health

Lactitol is an active and versatile prebiotic, which has been shown to be effective at low usage levels (10g/day). Lactitol’s technical properties make it easy to formulate prebiotic products that are not normally associated with functional foods.



Lactitol supports at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.



It is listed in the EU Sweetener Directive and is approved for food use in the USA, Canada and Japan, among many other countries.


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