Pet Food Ingredients / Grains and Starches
on March 14, 2017

Maltodextrins: a unique sugar for special pet food applications

Further research and exploration will be key to finding ways to best utilize this specialized ingredient.

Many pet foods contain sugars. Some for taste (dogs do have a “sweet tooth”), but more often for functional reasons. For example, in semi-moist foods we use sugars such as glycerol and propylene glycol, or syrups from corn or sugar beets as humectants. There is another class of sugars that…

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