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Maltodextrin

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is mild sweet in taste and odourless.

Usage Tips

  1. It is used as a stabilizer, sweetener and thickener in foods like yogurts, salad dressings, sauces, potato chips, baked goods, nutrition bars, and meals replacement shakes.

Common names and forms

  1. Corn Maltodextrin
  2. Maltodextrin powder

Description

Maltodextrin is an artificially produced white powder that can be enzymatically derived from any starch, most commonly corn, rice, tapioca, oats, barley, potato or wheat. When the maltodextrin powder is added to food, it thickens the product, and prevents crystallization and it helps to bind the ingredients together. Maltodextrin is a white, odourless, slightly hygroscopic powder, which quickly dissolves in an aqueous solution.

Health benefits

  • Maltodextrin is a good source of quick carbohydrate during or after a workout.(1)
  • It is an effective treatment for hypoglycemics, those who struggle to maintain normal blood sugar levels.(1)

Selection Guide

Check for the expiry date on the packaging, when buying Maltodextrin.

Note

It may cause rise in blood sugar levels. It may cause allergic reactions like gas and diarrhea, in people sensitive to Maltodextrin​.(2)

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