No. 3 Indigestible Dextrin
Indigestible dextrin is a kind of starch.
Indigestible : hard to degrade by human digestive enzyme
Dextrin : molecule bonded with some glucose
In other words, indigestible dextrin is the generic name of compound which bonded with some glucose and hard to degrade by human digestive enzyme.
The (Indigestible) compound which hard to degrade by human digestive enzyme is dismantled by heat or enzyme treatment of starch.
Then, indigestible dextrin is produced by its separation and purification. In addition, one of cyclodextrin (cyclic dextrin) which derived the same starch origin, is also indigestible.
This indigestible dextrin is generally called cyclic oligosaccharide, and it's used to food products familiar with the public widely.
Indigestible dextrin is water soluble deitary fiber!
Functions of Indigestible Dextrin
The following Functions are known to indigestible dextrin.
- Inhibition of rapidly elevated blood sugar levels after meals
- Effect of reduction in serum cholesterol and triglyceride
- Regulation the bowels and relieve intestinal ailments as dietary fiber
It's a ingredient of specified health food admitted its functional labels by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and it's used for "KENCHAO" (Yakult), "RYOKUCHA SYUKAN" (Itoen), "KARADA SOPPORT GOHAN" (Kameda Seika).