Dextrins are a group of low-molecular-weight carbohydrates produced by the hydrolysis of starch or glycogen.
- a crispness enhancer for food processing, in food batters, coatings, and glazes, (E number 1400)
- a textile finishing and coating agent to increase weight and stiffness of textile fabrics
- a thickening and binding agent in pharmaceuticals and paper coatings.
- As pyrotechnic binder and fuel, they are added to fireworks and sparklers, allowing them to solidify as pellets or “stars.”
Due to the rebranching, dextrins are less digestible; indigestible dextrin are developed as soluble stand alone fiber supplements and for adding to processed food products
- Increases health-promoting digestive bacteria
- Reduces cholesterol and fat cell levels
- Excludes toxins from the body
- Keeps defecation regular
- Increases satisfied appetite
- Reduces blood sugar levels, and regulates insulin response
- Reduces risk of coronary heart disease and related diseases
- Helps fight colon diseases
- Dextrin is safe to use because it is derived from starch, although some people may exhibit allergic reactions to corn or wheat in some dextrins.
- Please consult your nutritionist
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dextrin
Global Healing Centre, http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/benefits-of/dextrin