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27 Nov 2014 - 10:00

DuPont Demonstrates Fiber For Hunger-Suppressing Drinks

DuPont Nutrition & Health brings beverage manufacturers a refreshing opportunity to enter the weight management market using the versatile dietary fiber Litesse® polydextrose. Straightforward to formulate with, and at no expense to sensory appeal, the fiber has a proven effect in reducing voluntary energy intake at a subsequent meal.

These were the benefits that won Litesse® a place among the finalists in the 2014 World Beverage Innovation Awards presented at the BrauBeviale exhibition earlier this month.

Inspiration along the texture scale

Now DuPont has developed two inspirational beverage concepts to demonstrate the wide-ranging possibilities offered by Litesse®.

Creamy, ready-to-drink Vanilla Chai balances Litesse® with nutritious soy and dairy proteins. At the opposite end of the texture scale, the Plumberry Fiber Shot offers a wonderfully light and refreshing combination of plum, raspberry and apple juice with a hint of black tea.

Both samples will be showcased at Health Ingredients Europe in Amsterdam on 2-4 December.

Mounting evidence of satiety effect

“Litesse® has long been recognized for its useful properties as a prebiotic dietary fiber with an excellent toleration profile.  Building on the acknowledged link between high fiber diets and satiety, we embarked on a research journey that has resulted in several published human studies, which have consistently demonstrated the ability of Litesse® to reduce voluntary energy intake at a subsequent meal. Perhaps more importantly, these studies also indicate that this reduction in energy intake is not compensated during the rest of the day.” says Bram van Hulsen, global product line leader fibers and extracts.

The most recent human studies have also found that Litesse® can suppress the desire to eat immediately after ingestion, reduce hunger between meals, and regulate appetite related hormones. These studies have established that a dose of just 6.25grams per serving is required to achieve these effects.

Benefits consumers can feel

“The low minimum dose is particularly easy to incorporate into new beverage formulations, providing consumers with proven benefits that they will feel immediately,” Bram van Hulsen says.

Visitors to Health Ingredients Europe can taste the concept samples and learn more by visiting the DuPont Nutrition & Health team at stand F6.


DuPont™ Danisco® is the brand for a range of ingredients that help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food. Through the work of the global network of food scientists and technologists in DuPont, the Danisco® range is supported by a uniquely broad spectrum of know-how across applications and processing.

DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced molecular diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food.  Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace. Follow DuPont Nutrition & Health on LinkedIn

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com

Corrina Shaw
Marketing Communications
+44 (0) 1737 22 77 39
Reigate, United Kingdom