White Maltodextrin Thickener / Sugar Food Additives Raw Material CAS NO. 9050-36-6
Molecular Formula: (C6H10O5)n
CASE NO: 9050-36-6
EINECS NO: 232-940-4
Product Grade: Food grade
1. Use as a Thickener
One of the most common uses of maltodextrin is as a food additive, where it’s used to thicken products.
Its virtually tasteless and colorless character makes it an easy — and inexpensive — way to “bulk up”
foods like oatmeal, salad dressings, and commercial sauces. Since it doesn’t really have any nutritional
value, it is often criticized as being something of an “empty” additive. In nearly all cases, the same
thickening could be achieved through other, often more wholesome means, but adding the processed
powder is a shortcut favored by commercial food preparers all over the world as a way to lessen costs
and improve volume.
2. Use as a Filler
The compound is also frequently used as a filler in products like sugar substitutes. The white powder
often blends right in, and it can stretch the quantity of an item without impacting its taste. On its own,
the powder often looks a lot like sugar, so blending in a few scoops is a common way of selling less for
more. Maltodextrin is almost always less expensive to produce than morenatural sugar substitutes.
A number of pharmaceutical companies also use the compound as a filler in pills and capsules. This is
not usually done to stretch the amount of drugs, but rather to stabilize them. Packing active compounds
in maltodextrin can suspend their potency and keep them firmly lodged inside of gel capsules without
altering them or degrading them over time, the way sugar or other additives might.
3. Popularity in Brewing
Beer brewers may incorporate a bit of the processed powder into kegs as they age in order to improve
the mouthfeel of the resulting draught or ale. The goal here is to make the beer seem heavier and more
substantial without increasing its alcohol content or yeast levels.
4. Benefits for Athletes
The body digests maltodextrin as a simple carbohydrate, which means that it is easily converted to quick
energy. Athletes often love the compound for this reason, and it is an ingredient in many sports drinks.
Endurance athletes sometimes also purchase it in small packs that they will add to their water bottles
mid-workout for a quick boost.
|NO.||Index items||Standard value|
|1||Dextrose Equivalent, %(mm)||10~12|
|5||Ash %(mm)||0.6 Max|
|6||Pb mg/kg||0.5 Max|
|7||As mg/kg||1.0 Max|
|8||Cu mg/kg||5.0 Max|
|9||Sulfur Dioxide Residual g/kg||0.04 Max|
|10||Total Plate Count cfu/g||3000 Max|
|11||Molds & Yeasts cfu/g||100 Max|
|12||Ecoli MPN/100g||30 Max|
|Conclusion||Complies with requirements .|