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Is dekstrin vegan?

Dekstrin is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is dekstrin?

Dextrin is a soluble fiber commonly used as a thickener, filler or stabilizer in foods. It's derived from starches such as corn, potato, tapioca or rice through a process called hydrolysis, which breaks down the large carbohydrate molecules into smaller ones. Dextrin has a neutral taste, low sweetness and can form clear, gel-like textures that enhance mouthfeel and prolong shelf life. It's also a good source of resistant starch, which promotes gut health by feeding beneficial bacteria in the colon. Dextrin can be found in a wide range of products, from baked goods and snacks to sauces and supplements.

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