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Maltodextrin

Maltodextrin is a fascinating ingredient that can turn oil and fat into a powder. Maltodextrin is also used to thicken and stabilize high-fat ingredients, and help other ingredients disperse by preventing clumping.

Maltodextrin, commonly called N-Zorbit M, is a sweet polysaccharide produced from starch, corn, wheat, tapioca or potato through partial hydrolysis and spray drying. A common type for cooking is tapioca maltodextrin. In addition to N-Zorbit M and Tapioca Maltodextrin, maltodextrin is occasionally referred to as Malto and Maltosec.

It has a naturally sweet flavor which, while subtle, is often used to replace sugar in recipes because it has fewer calories than sugar and is easily absorbed and digested by the body in the form of glucose. Maltodextrin also helps lock in aromas, making dishes more fragrant.

You can read more information about maltodextrin from my how to use maltodextrin guide or any of the maltodextrin articles and recipes below.

Maltodextrin Recipes and Articles

Bacon Powder

Bacon maltodextrin powder 2 An easy way to get started with modernist cooking is through the incorporation of tapioca maltodextrin powders. Tapioca maltodextrin is simply a extremely fine powder that acts as a thickener when mixed with fat. This modernist recipe focuses on making a succulent bacon powder to be used as an entree topper.

Sous Vide Chuck Steak with Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts deep fried If you sous vide a chuck steak for a few days it comes out tasting almost as good as a ribeye, at only about a third of the cost. For this recipe I serve the chuck steak with a flavorful fresh pesto and crunchy deep fried brussels sprouts.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Butter Balls Recipe

Brussels sprouts deep fried This brussels sprouts recipe incorporates the tang from blue cheese and the smoke from bacon to prepare a party favorite. By deep frying the brussels sprouts first, you can easily make this dish even fancier!

Maltodextrin and N-Zorbit M

Sesame powder2 Maltodextrin has the interesting ability to absorb fats and turn them into a paste or powder. Similar to how adding flour to water will result in a paste, maltodextrin first thickens, and then completely absorbs fats. It can also stabilize high-fat ingredients.

Sesame Oil Powder Recipe

Seasame powder An easy way to get started with molecular gastronomy or modernist cuisine is through the creation of tapioca maltodextrin powders. Tapioca maltodextrin is simply a extremely fine powder that acts as a thickener when mixed with fat. This modernist recipe focuses on making a sesame oil powder.

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