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Maltodextrin

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Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate derived from starch. It's made up of D-glucose units joined together (glucose polymers). It is easily digested and absorbed so is popular in sports drinks and gels for example. It's usually derived from corn in the US and wheat in Europe but can be derived from any starch. The maltodextrin D-glucose chain typically are 3 to 7 units long. The shorter the chain, the sweeter.

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