Danisco Sweeteners’ (Redhill, Surrey) Litesse polydextrose can be used to replace sugars and some fats in baked goods.

In addition, Danisco says Litesse can be used to produce a high-fibre white bread, which acts as a prebiotic for good digestive health.

Product formulations with a reduced glycaemic load are also possible, making baked goods that are suitable for consumers on a low-GI diet or for those who need to control their blood sugar levels.