Rice Maltodextrins & Rice Oligodextrins

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.

Rice oligodextrin is a hydrolyzed (dried) rice starch that may be used as a source of low-glycaemic carbohydrates as well as in meal replacements. Furthermore Oligiodextrins provide a good texture. It contains more protein than maltodextrin and is about 1/5 as sweet as dextrose.