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Cargill: Maltodextrin

Highly Versatile and Popular

Maltodextrin, a highly versatile ingredient, finds applications across various industries. It is particularly favored in the food production industry for its gluten-free properties and its ability to act as a thickener, stabilizer, and sweetener. Unlike other glucose syrups, maltodextrin stands out with its water solubility and its subtle browning effect.

Whether you operate in the bakery, confectionery, dairy, or meat industries, we have you covered.

Maltodextrin is a highly versatile ingredient that has a wide range of applications in an array of industries. It’s a popular gluten-free thickener, stabilizer, and sweetener in the food production industry due to its distinct features, such as being water-soluble and having a more subtle browning effect than other glucose syrups.

Maltodextrin applications

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Benefits of using Maltodextrin

Carbohydrate Source: Maltodextrin is a carbohydrate derived from starch, providing a readily available source of energy for the body. Additionally, it is easily digestible and can be a valuable component in sports drinks, energy bars, and baby formulas.

Texture Enhancement: In baked goods, dairy products, and desserts, maltodextrin acts as a texturizer, contributing to a smoother, creamier mouthfeel. Moreover, it can improve the overall sensory experience of consuming these products.

Flavor Carrier: Maltodextrin is tasteless and odorless, making it an excellent carrier for flavors, colors, and other food additives. This exceptional property allows manufacturers to disperse and enhance the taste of various ingredients, resulting in more robust and appealing flavors in food products.

Shelf Life Extension: Another benefit of maltodextrin is its ability to retain moisture and inhibit microbial growth, helping extend the shelf life of certain food items, such as baked goods and snacks. As a result, this can reduce food waste and enhance product stability during storage and distribution.

Stabilizer and Thickener: Maltodextrin acts as a stabilizing agent in food products, preventing ingredient separation and maintaining a consistent texture. Additionally, it works as a thickener, adding body and viscosity to various food formulations, including sauces, dressings, and desserts.

Improved Solubility: Notably, maltodextrin boasts high water solubility, making it ideal for use in powdered beverage mixes and instant foods. Consequently, it dissolves easily, ensuring a smooth and uniform product when mixed with liquids.


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