Maltodextrin is a starch hydrolysate having a DE value of less than 20. It is between starch and starch sugar. It is a nutritive polysaccharide with low price, smooth taste and no taste. Maltodextrin is generally a mixture of various DE values. It can be a white powder or a concentrated liquid.
The maltodextrin series products produced in various parts of China are produced by enzymatic process using corn, rice and the like as direct raw materials. Maltodextrin is widely used in confectionery, malt extract, fruit tea, milk powder, ice cream, beverages, canned foods and other foods. It is a filler and additive for various foods.
(1) Maltodextrin added to milk powder and other dairy products can make the volume of the product expand, not easy to caking, instant dissolution, good toning, prolong the shelf life of the product, while reducing costs and improving economic benefits. It can also improve the ratio of nutrients, improve the ratio of nutrients, easy to digest and absorb. The role of maltodextrin in the formulation of functional milk powder, especially sucrose-free milk powder and infant-assisted milk powder, has been confirmed. The dosage of 5% ~ 20%.
(2) Used in soy milk powder, instant oatmeal, malted milk and other nutritious leisure food, with good taste and instant thickening effect, avoid precipitation and stratification phenomenon, can absorb the smell of beans or milk odor, prolong the retention period, the reference dosage of 10%~25%.
(3) When used in solid drinks, such as milk tea, fruit crystal, instant tea and solid tea, the product can maintain the characteristics and fragrance of the original product, reduce the cost, and the product has a mellow, delicate and fragrant taste. The instant dissolution effect is excellent, and the crystal precipitation can be inhibited. The emulsifying effect is good and the carrier function is obvious. The reference dosage is 10%~30%. Maltodextrin of DE24~29 suitable for the production of coffee companion, dosage can be up to 70%.
(4) used in fruit juice drinks, such as coconut milk, peanut almond milk and various lactic acid drinks, strong emulsifying ability, juice and other original nutrition flavor unchanged, easy to be absorbed by the human body, viscosity improved, pure product, good stability, not easy to precipitate. For sports drinks, maltodextrin in the metabolism of human body, energy consumption for people to maintain a balance, gastrointestinal digestion and absorption of fish load is small. The reference dosage is 5%~15%.
(5) used in ice cream, ice cream or popsicles and other frozen food, ice grain expansion is fine, good viscosity, mild sweet taste, little or no cholesterol, pure flavor, clean mouth, good taste, dosage of 10%~25%.