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dextrin vs. maltodextrin

[ dek-strin ]
  1. a soluble, gummy substance, formed from starch by the action of heat, acids, or ferments, occurring in various forms and having dextrorotatory properties: used chiefly as a thickening agent in printing inks and food, as a mucilage, and as a substitute for gum arabic and other natural substances.
[ mawl-toh-dek-strin ]
  1. a compound of dextrin and maltose, used as a food additive and in some health and beauty products.

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