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Maltodextrin

Alternate Names

Dextrin, Resistant Maltodextrin

Description

Dextrins are derived from the breakdown of starch with heat and acid. Can be made from any starch including rice, potato or corn. Maltodextrin is generally derived from corn. Widely used in food production as a thickener, texturizer, flavoring, and stabilizer. Resistant Maltodextrin are chemically processed to resist digestion and act as a fiber.

Maltodextrin - Quick Stats
Names

Dextrin, Resistant Maltodextrin

Allergy Information

Uses

Stabilizer, Sweetener, Thickener, Flavoring, Texturizer

Additional Information

Easily digested, cheap to produce, and sweet tasting. Contains fewer calories than sugar.



Found In

chocolate, candy, baked goods, beverages, soup, pudding, pie fillings, weight gain supplements

Possible Health Effects

May elevate blood sugar levels.

Allergy Information

Corn, May be Genetically Engineered or Modified, Wheat (Gluten), May be Genetically Engineered or Modified

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