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Rice Maltodextrins VS Other Maltodextrins: Brief Comparison

Rice Maltodextrins VS Other Maltodextrins: Brief Comparison

Introduction The food industry usually refers to corn-based products when referring to maltodextrins. But in addition to the legally defined corn and potato versions, some ingredient manufacturers also produce “maltodextrins” from other starch sources which have additional benefits such as rice and tapioca. Being naturally gluten-free and Non-GMO Maltdextrins from Rice and Tapioca have tons […]

Maltodextrin and Your Workout Routine

Maltodextrin and Your Workout Routine

As you see the term “Maltodextrin,” you might think that you have never heard of it, and it is just a complex term that has nothing to do with your daily life. However, if you would check the ingredients list on any random five food items, it is guaranteed that you will find the term […]

10 Functionalities of Maltodextrins

Functionalities of Maltodextrins

COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE OF MALTODEXTRIN The chemical structure of maltodextrins falls somewhere between the complex polysaccharide chains of starch and the simpler molecules of syrup solids or sugars. They do consist of a mixture of different saccharide polymers by the hydrolysis process. Even those products with the same Dextrose Equivalent may contain a different distribution […]

Applications of Maltodextrins in Pharmaceuticals Industry

Maltodextrins in Pharmaceuticals Industry

Introduction Much like in the food industry, in pharmaceuticals, maltodextrin acts as a filler. Capsules often contain maltodextrin since it neither adds nor detracts from the medicinal content while stabilizing the drugs. Maltodextrin which is obtained by partial hydrolysis of starch is water-soluble, non-sweet product due to which it is used as diluents in tablets […]

Applications of Maltodextrins in Food and Beverages

Introduction Through advances in science and technology, the knowledge on the (functional) application possibilities of Maltodextrins in food and beverage products has improved significantly during the last 20 years. Due to their specific functional properties and easy applicability, Maltodextrins can substitute sucrose or fat and are being used in ice cream, dried instant food formulations, […]

6 Benefits of Maltodextrins

BENEFITS OF MALTODEXTRINS

Maltodextrin is a type of carbohydrate synthesized from grain starch, corn, potatoes, or rice that is commonly added to food to enhance sweetness and texture. As one of the main components of ‘weight gainer’ used by bodybuilders, maltodextrin has a thick, very mild sweet taste that matches its caloric content. Here’s a view of its […]

Maltodextrin, Syrup Solids, Dextrose – An Overview

Maltodextrin, Syrup Solids, Dextrose

Dextrose is a simpler form of sugar that your body doesn’t need to break down, while maltodextrin features a string of glucose molecules, which can be easily broken down, but not quite as quickly as dextrose. FOOD CONTAINING MALTODEXTRIN Foods that often contain maltodextrin include: Pasta Cooked cereals Rice Meat substitutes Baked goods Salad dressings […]