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E 1200: Polydextrose

Polymer of glucose, with some sorbitol. Produced by heating dextrose (glucose) in the presence of sorbitol and citric acid.

Function & characteristics:
Thickening agent and filling agent. Binds water and protects against freeze damage.

many different products

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
None known by normal use, at high doses (over 90 grams) it acts as a laxative.

Dietary restrictions:
None, E1200 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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