Maltodextrin is produced by partial enzymatic hydrolysis of vegetable starch (such as maize, wheat, rice, tapioca, potato).
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Maltodextrin is a water-soluble carbohydrate mixture consisting of mono-, di-, oligo-saccharides and its polymers of the simple sugar glucose.
In infant formula, maltodextrin serves as a readily available source of carbohydrate. It can also be used when lactose is not an option, either because of intolerances or vegan product claims. Maltodextrin is easily digestible, well tolerated and non-sweetening.