Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. Maltodextrin Powder is produced by enzymatic hydrolysis of starch, It is a fine white powder produced by spray drying partially hydrolyzed starch, it has a dextrose equivalent (DE) of 10-25%.
Advantages : Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate combination that provides long-lasting energy. Maltodextrin powder has a rapid rate of digestion, allowing it to supply additional calories without causing the abdominal discomfort that can be experienced with simple sugars. The body gets energy from maltodextrin gradually, easily and evenly.
Stabilizer - Maltodextrine acts as flavoring, thickening or filling, drying and stabilizing agent in chocolate drinks, flavor powders, and coffee powders and also improves the shelf life of the product.
Sweetener - In Indian sweets it is used to at the time of making of Khoya/Mawa from milk as it improves the quality, softness and texture. It is widely used in teas, coffee and powdered soft drink also.
Food Additive - Maltodextrine is the simplest form of sugar, it has property of a soft mouth-feel and is easily digested. This property gives it extensive use in baby foods, feed supplements, geriatric foods and foods for convalescents.