11. Fermentability of Polydextrose, Resistant Maltodextrin, and Other Soluble Fibers: Prebiotic Potential

  1. Teri M. Paeschke2 and
  2. William R. Aimutis3
  1. Maria Stewart

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958186.ch11

Nondigestible Carbohydrates and Digestive Health

Nondigestible Carbohydrates and Digestive Health

How to Cite

Stewart, M. (2010) Fermentability of Polydextrose, Resistant Maltodextrin, and Other Soluble Fibers: Prebiotic Potential, in Nondigestible Carbohydrates and Digestive Health (eds T. M. Paeschke and W. R. Aimutis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958186.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Des Plaines, IL, USA

  2. 3

    Cargill, Inc., Wayzata, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2010

Book Series:

  1. IFT Press

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813817620

Online ISBN: 9780470958186

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Keywords:

  • fermentability of polydextrose, resistant maltodextrin and other soluble fibers - prebiotic potential;
  • prebiotic properties, of polydextrose (PDX) and resistant maltodextrin (RMD);
  • SCFA production, for maintaining health of colonic epithelium;
  • data regarding fermentability and prebiotic potential - resistant starch (RS), PDX, gum arabic (acacia gum), β-glucan, arabinoxylans (AX);
  • fermentability, one of three criteria - establishing prebiotic effect;
  • prebiotic potential, for specific nondigestible carbohydrates;
  • Arabinoxylans and Arabinoxylooligosaccharides AX - common cereal fibers, of xylan backbone with arabinofuranose sidechains;
  • proportions of acetate, propionate, and butyrate - by dietary fiber, and physiological effects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods for Determining Fermentability and Establishing a Prebiotic Effect

  • Review of Prebiotic Potential for Specific Nondigestible

  • Carbohydrates

  • Discussion

  • References