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

Definition of maltodextrin

: 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

Examples of maltodextrin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Other products including Pringles and Pop-Tarts, which are made with additives such as maltodextrin and Blue 2 Lake, have withstood the health trends. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of maltodextrin

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maltodextrin

maltose + -o- + dextrin

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The first known use of maltodextrin was in 1885

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“Maltodextrin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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