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Is a polydextrose vegan?

A polydextrose is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is a polydextrose?

Polydextrose is a low-calorie, soluble dietary fiber commonly used as a food ingredient to improve texture, increase fiber content, and reduce sugar content in food products. It is a complex carbohydrate made by polymerizing glucose molecules, which results in a neutral-tasting powder that is easily digestible. Due to its fiber content, it has been linked to several health benefits, including improved digestion, lower blood sugar levels, and reduced cholesterol levels. Polydextrose is commonly found in products such as baked goods, beverages, and dairy products, and is an excellent option for those looking to reduce their calorie and sugar intake while still enjoying their favorite foods.

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