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, "Artificial sweeteners may make healthy people sick when paired with carbs, study says," 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, "Artificial sweeteners may make healthy people sick when paired with carbs, study says," 13 Mar. 2020 Soylent’s are made up largely of soy protein, maltodextrin, and sunflower oil. Alex Kuczynski, Harper's BAZAAR, "Inside Silicon Valley's Dangerous New Obsession With Fasting," 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, "Ask an RD: What is processed food and just how bad is it?," 5 Aug. 2019 What's in it: Stevia extract and dextrose or maltodextrin. Molly Kimball,, "Guide to plant-based sweeteners, such as Stevia, Truvia," 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, "The Best Ways to Hydrate, According to Us," 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,, "Bottles: IPAs for the lactose tolerant," 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, "Silly Rabbit! Original Trix With Artificial Colors Is Back After Customers Revolt," 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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“Maltodextrin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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