Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:03 PM
How bad is this ingredient, despite the minute quantity added?
My husband HATES maltodextrin and lectures me every time I try to eat something that lists it in the ingredients.
Posted 21 September 2006 - 01:03 AM
I wonder how bad it would be just to have a little of Organic Sugar from real Sugar Cane. I put that on my oatmeal. Only when I'm good
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:17 AM
The other day I bought a "sugar-free" pound cake. 17g CHO per slice. The regular, sugar pound cake was 18g CHO per slice. The sugar-free one shot my sugars up anyways. I think I would have been better off with the regular sugar loaf.
Posted 21 September 2006 - 11:18 PM
Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:08 AM
Maltodextrose is a low glycemic index sugar. I look for this ingredient in sports drinks, gels etc as it works very well when exercising. It is one of the better refined sugars.
According to all my internet research maltodextrin does not look suitable for diabetics. According to the Grain Processing Corporation who make it-
"Diabetics should follow the advice of their physicians. MALTRIN® maltodextrin’s glycemic index should be considered metabolically equivalent to glucose (dextrose)."
most sites I have visited list the GI for maltodetrin as equal or slightly higher than Glucose.