Dextran is a polysaccharide produced by bacteria growing on sugar.

It is used as a plasma expander in medicine, a foam stabilizer in beer, and a mild sweetener as a substitute for barley malt.

There is some concern about the safety of dextran, however it is still on the GRAS list.

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