malto·​dex·​trin ˌmȯl-tō-ˈdek-strən How to pronounce maltodextrin (audio)
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Briogeo’s formula is made with maltodextrin, which is used to lightly coat the hair shaft for instant fullness. Sam Peters, ELLE, 28 Feb. 2023 The third group had a beverage with the artificial sweetener and a tasteless carbohydrate called maltodextrin. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2020 To rule out the possibility that the maltodextrin was the cause, researchers performed a follow-up experiment and found no evidence that the carbohydrate alone could alter insulin sensitivity. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2020 Soylent’s are made up largely of soy protein, maltodextrin, and sunflower oil. Alex Kuczynski, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Aug. 2019 Examples of these ingredients include (but aren’t limited to) soy protein isolate, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, gluten, maltodextrin, inulin, and gums. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2019 What's in it: Stevia extract and dextrose or maltodextrin. Molly Kimball,, 8 May 2018 The combo keeps me hydrated and forces me to fuel with real foods (preferably nuts and sardines) instead of trying to get all my nutrients from supposedly gut-busting maltodextrin. The Editors, Outside Online, 4 Apr. 2018 As head brewer at Dorchester Brewing Co., Charbonneau contract-brews several lactose IPAs — as well as some brewed with another sweetener, maltodextrin — for Omnipollo, Decadent Ales, and others. Gary Dzen,, 13 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


maltose + -o- + dextrin

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maltodextrin was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Maltodextrin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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