Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Any of various carbohydrates derived from the partial hydrolysis of starch (as of corn or potatoes) and used in prepared foods especially as a filler and to enhance texture and flavor .


While containing sweet qualities, maltodextrin is considered to contain fewer calories than sugar. Here are some examples of how maltodextrin is made from natural foods, as well as how maltodextrin can be used in a number of recipes.

While considered to be a carbohydrate, maltodextrin is understood to be more easily digested than some other forms of carbohydrates, leaving behind less of the potential for health issues.


Since wheat is relevant both as a source of epitopes known to induce coeliac disease and as a source of allergens triggering wheat allergy, it is appropriate to investigate wheat products, namely wheat starch hydrolysates, for their potential to induce coeliac disease or trigger wheat allergy.



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