What is tapioca dextrin and is tapioca dextrin a sugar? Let SAIGO explain this to you. This tapioca dextrin of dietary fiber is a kind of polysaccharide, which can neither be digested and absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract nor generate energy. Therefore, tapioca dextrin was once considered a kind of "non-nutritive substance" and was not paid enough attention for a long time.
CAS no: 9004-53-9
SPECIFICATION OF TAPIOCA DEXTRIN
Light yellow powder, no impurity, soft sweet
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Water absorption: Dietary fiber has a strong ability to absorb water or combine with water. This effect can increase the volume of feces in the intestine, accelerate its transport speed, and reduce the time when some harmful substances contact the intestinal wall.
Viscosity: Some dietary fibers have strong viscosity and can form mucilage solutions, including pectin, gum, seaweed polysaccharide, etc.
Combined with organic compounds: Dietary fiber has the function of combining cholic acid and cholesterol.
Cation exchange: Its function is related to the carboxyl group of glucuronic acid. It can combine inorganic salts in the gastrointestinal tracts, such as potassium, sodium, iron, and other cations to form a dietary fiber vitamin complex and affect its absorption.
Bacterial fermentation: Dietary fiber is easy to digested by bacteria in the intestine, in which soluble fiber can be completely digested by bacteria, while insoluble dietary fiber is not easy to digested. However, short-chain fatty acids such as ethyl ester, propyl ester, and butyrate can be used as energy sources for intestinal cells and bacteria. Promote intestinal peristalsis, reduce flatulence, and improve constipation.
Control weight and prevent overweight and obesity.I believe that we all know that the food rich in dietary fiber is always easy to make people feel full, which can reduce the intake of other food, and can well control calorie intake; in addition, dietary fiber has the characteristics of low heat energy, which means it can act as some natural ingredients for weight loss.
Moisten intestines and relieve constipation
The existence of dietary fiber can make the feces become soft and moist and stimulate the intestinal mucosa so that the gastrointestinal peristalsis can be accelerated, which can promote defecation well and finally prevent the occurrence of hemorrhoids, and also prevent constipation.
Reduce cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease.