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1400: Dextrins

Polymer of dextrose, prepared by partial degradation of starch.

Function & characteristics:
Thickening agent and used in food coatings.

Many food products, pharmaceuticals

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
None known

Dietary restrictions:
None, dextrins can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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