Sugars are an important source of energy, essential for our body and brain to function optimally. Dextrose is a sugar occurring widely in nature – in honey and many fruits for example. As a constituent of cellulose, starch and glycogen, it is found in all plants and animals and is also known as ‘grape sugar’ or ‘blood sugar’.
C✩Dex® dextrose, which is derived from corn starch, has become a vital ingredient in a wide range of food and beverage applications, thanks to its functional, sensory and nutritional properties. Often used in combination with sugar or other sweeteners, it shortens the sweetness perception and enhances the original food and beverage flavors.
Dextrose, just like sucrose and other full caloric sweeteners – has a caloric value of 4 Kcal/g, producing a rapid glycemic response. It provides an immediate source of energy for the organs, muscles and brain.
With a relative sweetness ranging between 70 and 80 versus sucrose, C✩Dex is one of the sweetest starch-based sweeteners.
C✩Dex dextrose is one of the most versatile sweeteners, and is used for freezing point depression in ice cream, browning in bread and biscuits, flavor enhancement in chocolate milk beverages, dispersibility in powder mixes and texture optimization to name but a few.
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