Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide 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 is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose and might be either moderately sweet or almost flavourless – depending on the degree of polymerization.

Moreover, rice maltodextrin has a lower molecular weight, allowing it to be mixed easily with other ingredients. It also helps improve specific gravity and mouthfeel and retains texture even in applications with minimal fat content.