Syrup Powder and Maltodextrin from Rice in wooden Spoon

Rice is a cereal with many advantages. Above all, you benefit from the many possible applications. Whether as a cooked grain, vegan rice drink or protein powder – you have a few options open to you.

We would like to go into a little more detail on two of them in this blog post: Syrup powder and maltodextrin from rice are often used, especially in food production. Find out exactly how they are used there and what the benefits are below.

What are rice syrup powder and maltodextrin?

Rice naturally contains a lot of starch. This is the basis for the production of both products:

Maltodextrin is produced by the splitting (hydrolysis) of starch into sugar. This happens during a biochemical process and by special enzymes. Often, the dual sugar is obtained from corn starch, but rice is also an excellent choice. Maltodextrin is one of the carbohydrates. Purchased ready-made, you get a product with a powdery consistency.

The production of rice syrup powder also uses an enzymatic process. In this process, the starch is liquefied, saccharified and dried again by spraying. Here, too, you get – as the name suggests – a powder.

Both products are made from 100% rice. So it sounds pretty similar up to this point – but it is above all in the properties and intended use that decisive differences become apparent.

Syrup Powder and Maltodextrin from Rice

Syrup Powder and Maltodextrin from Rice.

Advantages and properties

Maltodextrin and syrups can be found in the ingredients of many common foods. These include baked goods, cornflakes, frozen products and even medicines. Thereby they convince with quite different characteristics:

Maltodextrin from rice is neutral in taste.

Similar to pure dextrose, the carbohydrate passes quickly into the blood via the intestines. This means a rapid supply of energy. This is particularly positive for sportsmen and sportswomen. However, because blood sugar levels rise quickly after consumption, diabetics should avoid maltodextrin.

In addition, it is water-soluble and gives liquids a creamy consistency and serves as a foam stabilizer. It is also used as a carrier for flavors.

Maltodextrin is also a proven means of increasing calorie intake. That is why it is also used in the medical field for people who are severely underweight.

Rice syrup powder, in contrast, tastes slightly sweet.

It assists in the binding process, enables improved elasticity and plasticity. It also reduces sugar crystallization.

Both products are gluten-free and therefore suitable even in case of intolerance.

Rice Syrup Powder and Maltodextrin in Wooden Bowl

Rice Syrup Powder and Maltodextrin with a lot of benefits.

Maltodextrin and rice syrup powder in the food industry

The properties of both rice products can be deduced: Both are used for better consistency. However, syrup powder is mainly used to sweeten food.

Since both products are purely vegetable, they are often found in vegan foods. But food manufacturers don’t just rely on them there. Both maltodextrin and rice syrup are used in:

  • Baby and sports foods
  • Baked goods and desserts
  • Beers and alcoholic beverages
  • Spices, spice mixtures, flavors
  • Sauces and dressings
  • beverage powders
  • energy drinks
  • frozen products
  • medicines

What to look for when buying rice products

When using maltodextrin or syrup powder made from rice, it is important to pay attention to the quality of the grain used. There are still areas where rice is grown on soil that contains contaminants. Arsenic, which is found in groundwater, is often absorbed by the plant in the process. When consumed in large quantities, this becomes a problem – especially for children.

Therefore, be sure to use rice or rice products from microbiologically controlled grains. We at naVitalo also rely exclusively on cultivation without genetic engineering. It is important to us that you, as the producer, receive a product that you can process without worry. Therefore, if you are looking for maltodextrin or syrup powder made from high quality rice, contact us. We will also be happy to answer your questions.