November 1, 2022
Maltodextrin (MD) is a starch hydrolysate with a DE value of 5-20%. The common specifications are MD10, MD15, and MD20.
The reference standard in the process of use is GB/T 20884, in which the quality and safety of MD10, MD15 and MD20 maltodextrin
is specified, the larger the DE value, the smaller the molecular weight of its components, and the higher the solubility. And vice versa. In addition, maltodextrin with a low DE value has a low osmotic pressure due to the small number of molecules in water, which is easy to penetrate the semi-permeable membrane and can be used as a carbon source for nutrition of patients . According to the study of Liu Xiaoxin , even maltodextrin with the same DE value will have great differences in sugar composition and molecular
weight distribution due to the different production process and raw material sources, which will affect the coagulation property,
solubility, transparency, apparent viscosity and other aspects of maltodextrin. Therefore, suitable maltodextrin can be selected
according to the production process of the manufacturer, raw materials combined with the corresponding data.