Maltodextrin is a white hygroscopic polymeric carbohydrate that is commonly used as an additive in food and beverage products to improve texture and mouthfeel. It is created by partially hydrolyzing corn or wheat starch in the presence of acids or enzymes. Maltodextrin is used in horticulture insecticides, both in the field and in greenhouses, in addition to food. Maltodextrin is used as a filler and stabilizer in pharmaceutical capsules.
Maltodextrin is widely used in the food and beverage industries as a thickening agent, preservative, and binder. Because of its low dextrin value, it is also considered safer than other carbohydrates for diabetics. Maltodextrin is also used in sports nutrition to help people gain weight. Demand is increasing as a result of growing urbanization, changing lifestyles, and rising demand for convenience foods.
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