What is dextrin?

Dextrin is a soluble carbohydrate formed by the hydrolysis of starch, the first stage in the formation of glucose; commercial dextrin is a white or yellow powder; used in solution as an adhesive.

Dextrins are a group of low molecular weight carbohydrates produced by the hydrolysis of starch and glycogen. Dextrins are mixtures of polymers of D glucose units linked by α or α glycosidic bonds.…

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