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pastrygirl

pastrygirl

2 hours ago, GlorifiedRice said:

 

The Maltodextrin is supposed to be counted as sugar carbs though. 

 

 

OK, according to whom?

 

I understand that sugars and starches are made of the same stuff, and some starches may be as quickly metabolized as sugars, but in practical use (at least my experience in baking and confections) maltodextrin is not a sugar or sugar substitute.  If it doesn't taste like sugar or act like sugar in cooking, why do you consider it sugar?  And have you contacted the manufacturer about it?  If their nutrition labels really are wrong, they should want to know.

 

I'll check my FDA labeling guide and see what they say about sugars and total carbohydrates, but that'll take a minute ...

 

pastrygirl

pastrygirl

2 hours ago, GlorifiedRice said:

 

The Maltodextrin is supposed to be counted as sugar carbs though. 

 

 

According to whom?

 

I understand that sugars and starches are made of the same stuff, and some starches may be as quickly metabolized as sugars, but in practical use (at least my experience in baking and confections) maltodextrin is not a sugar or sugar substitute.  If it doesn't taste like sugar or act like sugar in cooking, why do you consider it sugar?  And have you contacted the manufacturer about it?  If their nutrition labels really are wrong, they should want to know.

 

I'll check my FDA labeling guide and see what they say about sugars and total carbohydrates, but that'll take a minute ...

 

pastrygirl

pastrygirl

2 hours ago, GlorifiedRice said:

 

The Maltodextrin is supposed to be counted as sugar carbs though. 

 

 

According to whom?

 

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