Definition of maltodextrin in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɒltəʊˈdɛkstrɪn/


[mass noun]
Dextrin containing maltose, used as a food additive.
Example sentences
  • The gel contains a mixture of glucose and maltodextrin - a complex carbohydrate - along with fat and a trace of protein.
  • Frequently, the carbs are in the form of maltodextrin, sugar or dextrose.
  • Large amounts of maltodextrin will cause blood sugar levels to rise and drop very quickly, sending messages to your muscle to burn protein for energy.

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