Applications and Uses of Maltodextrin

Maltodextrin used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry. Maltodextrin is used as a food thickener, the application such as in oatmeal, sauces, confection, and salad dressings, soft drink and candy. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder.

Maltodextrin uses as follows:

In Food

Maltodextrin is used as food thickner in food such as in beer, ice cream, infant formula, brewing, potato chips and jerky, frozen food, Maltodextrin powder used as a supplement by bodybuilders and athletes, sodas and candy.

In Beverages

The beverages are scientifically prepared with Maltodextrin,which add more flavor,soluble,consistent and delicious,and reduce sweet taste and cost. There are more advantages of these kinds of beverages than that of the traditional drinks and foods such as ice-cream,fast tea and coffee etc.

Cool food
more flavor,soluble,consistent and delicious
Solid drink
more flavor,soluble,consistent and delicious,less cost
Stuffing,less cost,more taste
Milk powder
Improve taste,less cost
Ice-cream powder
Improve structure,Emulsification and consistency,taste and less cost
Milk powder for infant
Improve nutritional ingredient ratio and increase function
Vitelline powder
Improve nutritional ingredient ratio and increase function



Active carrier,reduce the loss of enzyme
Fruit freshness
Increase storage quality,reduce loss


In Pharmaceutical

Capsules often contain maltodextrin since it neither adds nor detracts from the medicinal content while stabilizing the drugs.

In Health & Personal care products

maltodextrin used as Absorbent; Binding agent; Emulsion Stabilizer; Film-forming agent; Skin conditioning in cosmetic products. The application in baby products, bath products, cleansing products, eye makeup, shaving preparations and hair and skin care products.

In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry

Maltodextrin used as a stabilizer, thickener, anticaking agent and bulking agent. Maltodextrin may also be used in livestock feed and health care products to provide an easily digestible energy source intermediate between starches and sugars.

In Other Industries

Maltodextrin is used in artificial sweeteners. Maltodextrin acts as a binding agent, helping to create the crystal-like sugars that are then put into packets. Although maltodextrin does not taste sweet, it is a saccharide, meaning its chemical properties are similar to a sugar.

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