E1400 - Maltodextrin

Maltodextrin (E1400) is a polysaccharide composed of several glucose units. It is derived from starch, typically from corn, potatoes, or rice.


Maltodextrin is generally considered safe for human consumption and is widely used in the food industry and other industries due to its versatile properties. As with any food ingredient, proper use is essential.

Characteristics of Maltodextrin (E1400):

  • Composition: Maltodextrin is composed of glucose molecules linked by glycosidic bonds. Its structure makes it a complex carbohydrate.
  • Appearance: Maltodextrin is a white powder with no distinctive flavor.
  • Solubility: It is water-soluble, making it easy to use in various food and industrial applications.

Common Uses:

  • Food Industry: Maltodextrin is used as a thickener, filler, stabilizer, and sweetener in many processed food products such as beverages, desserts, and sports drink powders.
  • Bakery Products: It can be used in bakery products to improve texture and extend shelf life.
  • Dairy Products: It is used in dairy products to enhance texture and consistency.
  • Pharmaceutical Industry: Maltodextrin can be used as an excipient in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Viscosity Control: Due to its ability to form viscous solutions, maltodextrin is used to control viscosity in many food and industrial products.
  • Energy Source: Maltodextrin can also be used as a quick energy source, making it popular in sports drinks and nutritional supplements.
  • Stability: It provides thermal stability, making it suitable for applications requiring heat processing.
  • No Flavor: Maltodextrin is often used because it is virtually flavorless, allowing it to be incorporated into products without altering the taste.
  • Complex Carbohydrates: It is classified as a complex carbohydrate due to its molecular structure.

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