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Is dextrose vegan?

Dextrose is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is dextrose?

Dextrose, also known as glucose, is a simple sugar that is derived from cornstarch or other starchy foods. It is a natural sweetener that is often used in the food industry as a flavor enhancer, bulking agent, and texturizer. Dextrose is also commonly used as a carbohydrate source in sports drinks, energy bars, and other sports nutrition products, as it provides a quick source of energy for athletes. Due to its high glycemic index, dextrose is rapidly absorbed by the body and can raise blood sugar levels quickly. It is gluten-free and has a neutral flavor, making it a versatile ingredient in a wide variety of food and beverage applications.

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