What is maltodextrin? (as a food ingredient)

Dextrins are a group of carbohydrates produced by the hydrolysis of starch.

Maltodextrin is a short chained (simple) starch sugar, which is used as a food additive. It is absorbed as rapidly as glucose (not good for blood sugar). It can be found as a sweetener in powdered drinks and as a thicke...

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