Dextrins are carbohydrate chains of glucose molecules made by heating starches such as cornstrarch, potato starch, or tapioca.

Dextrins have a variety of uses in food processing.  They hold water and are used as a thickener in many sauces and gravies and as an expander in bakery goods.  They are also used as a foam stabilizer in brewing, and as a mildly sweet sugar substitute.

Dextrin is considered safe, and is on the GRAS list. It acts as a starch in the body.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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