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A steady yet perfect source of energy, Rice Maltodextrin is complex combination of carbohydrates and is a common food additive produced from partial hydrolysis of rice starch. Maltodextrins contribute functionality by providing sweetness, as well as body and mouth-feel without affecting taste. With a minimal DE ranging from 5 to 19, these are commonly used as a bulking agents and carriers in pharmaceuticals, sweeteners, spices, and flavorings.
Maltodextrin is a white starchy polysaccharide commonly used as a food additive. Derived through partial hydrolysis of starch, it is a hygroscopic spray-dried powder that is easily digestible, has an absorbent rate similar to glucose, and has a moderate sweet level. The degree of sweetness in maltodextrin is basically central to the degree of polymerization – hydrolysis reduces the sweetness.
Moreover, Rice Maltodextrin enjoys a lower molecular weight, allowing it to be mixed easily with other ingredients. Also, this rice starch is used as a thickener of processing food and improve the specific gravity. Rice Maltodextrin is also useful to maintain the texture and increase the shelf-life of processing foods.
|Specifications||Rice Maltodextrin 5 DE||Rice Maltodextrin 10 DE||Rice Maltodextrin 14 DE||Rice Maltodextrin 18 DE|
|Dextrose Equivalent (DE)||3-8||7-13||11-17||16-20|
|Total Carbohydrates g/100g||92.5||92.5||92.5||92.5|
|Glucose (DP1) g/100g||0.5-1.5||1.5||3.0||2.6|
|Maltose (DP2) g/100g||1.5-3.5||3.0||5.0||6-10|
|Other Carbohydrates g/100g||89||88||84.5||79-85|
|Dry Solid Substance %||93-97||93-97||93-97||93-97|
|Shelf Life||18 months||18 months||18 months||18 months|
Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder. Maltodextrin is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose and might be either moderately sweet or almost flavorless – depending on the degree of polymerization.
Moreover, Rice Maltodextrin enjoys a lower molecular weight, allowing it to be mixed easily with other ingredients. It also helps improve specific gravity and mouthfeel and retains texture even in applications with minimal fat content.