White to light tan-coloured solid. Polydextroses dissolve in water to give clear, colourless to straw-coloured solutions.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Bulking agent - A filler substance that increases food bulk without increasing available energy value significantly
  • Glazing agent - A substances that gives food a shiny appearance or provides a protective coating
  • Humectant - A substance that helps prevent food from drying out
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Polydextrose
European Union
Approved Polydextroses
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Polydextrose
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Polydextroses A and N
Austria
Approved Polydextroses
Belgium
Approved Polydextroses
Bulgaria
Approved Polydextroses
Cyprus
Approved Polydextroses
Czech Republic
Approved Polydextroses
Denmark
Approved Polydextroses
Estonia
Approved Polydextroses
Finland
Approved Polydextroses
France
Approved Polydextroses
Germany
Approved Polydextroses
Greece
Approved Polydextroses
Hungary
Approved Polydextroses
Ireland
Approved Polydextroses
Italy
Approved Polydextroses
Latvia
Approved Polydextroses
Lithuania
Approved Polydextroses
Luxembourg
Approved Polydextroses
Malta
Approved Polydextroses
Netherlands
Approved Polydextroses
Poland
Approved Polydextroses
Portugal
Approved Polydextroses
Romania
Approved Polydextroses
Slovakia
Approved Polydextroses
Slovenia
Approved Polydextroses
Spain
Approved Polydextroses
Sweden
Approved Polydextroses
United Kingdom
Approved Polydextroses
Australia
Approved Polydextrose
New Zealand
Approved Polydextrose

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Genetically engineered - yes

E1200 - Polydextroses: Applications of gene technology are possible for the three starting substances of which the indigestible polydextrose is composed: glucose: from genetically modified maize; application of enzymes that were produced with GM microorganisms sorbitol: sugar alcohol; glucose as base material citric acid: production is possible with the aid of GM microorganisms, which also may receive nutrients from GM plants.

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Suitable for diabetics - yes

E1200 - Polydextroses: Polymer of glucose, with some sorbitol. Produced by heating dextrose (glucose) in the presence of sorbitol and citric acid. Humectant and modifying agent in baked foods, modified carbohydrates, confectionary, chocolate, jam, ice cream, low joule foods. Binds water and protects against freeze damage. Suitable for diabetics. Seems safe in small doses, can cause diarrhoea in large doses (90g per day), see warning in 967. Not to be used for babies or infants.

MBM Foods

Polydextrose
Modified polydextroses
D-glucose polymer reaction product with citric acid and sorbitol
Dextro-glucose polymer reaction product with citric acid and sorbitol

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 68424-04-4
Supplier Country
Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited
Australia
Hawkins Watts Hawkins Watts
Australia and New Zealand

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