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Q. What is maltodextrin?
A. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines maltodextrins, (C6H10O5)n•H2O, CAS Reg. No. 9050-36-6, as non-sweet, nutritive saccharide polymers that consist of D-glucose units linked primarily by alpha-1-4 bonds, having a DE less than 20. They are prepared as a white powder or concentrated solution by partial hydrolysis of corn starch with safe and suitable acids and/or enzymes.

Q. What are Corn Syrup Solids?
A. MALTRIN® corn syrup solids are defined by the FDA as dried glucose syrup with a DE of 20 or higher.

Q. What is DE?
A. Dextrose Equivalence is a quantitative measure of the degree of starch polymer hydrolysis. It is a measure of reducing power compared to a dextrose standard of 100. The higher the DE, the greater the extent of starch hydrolysis. As the product is further hydrolyzed (higher DE), the average molecular weight decreases, and the carbohydrate profile changes accordingly.

Q. Where are GPC ingredients manufactured?
A. GPC ingredients are manufactured in the United States.

Q. Can I purchase GPC ingredients outside the United States?
A. GPC is a global company with ingredients available through a network of agents and distributors around the world.

MALTRIN® is a registered trademark of Grain Processing Corporation.

personal care news

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  • 4.24.2017
    Absorbent Ingredient Choices for Personal Care Applications
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  • 12.15.2016
    Grain Processing Corporation receives Energy Efficiency award at 4th Annual Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Conference
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  • 3.23.2016
    In the Thick of Things with GPC Personal Care Starches
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  • 5.19.2015
    GPC Announces Major Alcohol Expansion in Muscatine Iowa
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  • 5.19.2015
    GPC Anuncia Proyecto de Expansión Mayor en su Capacidad de Producción de Alcohol en Muscatine Iowa
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  • 5.7.2015
    GPC's New Dryer House is Operational
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  • 12.5.2014
    GPC Selects Site for Major MALTRIN® Maltodextrin Expansion
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  • 10.15.2014
    GPC Plans Major MALTRIN® Maltodextrin Expansion
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  • 4.2.2014
    Grain Processing Corporation Awarded Lab Accreditation
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  • 4.30.2012
    GPC Announces New Solutions Center
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