If you want to find out more about dextrose or our other ingredients, you’ve come to the right place.
Focus on dextrose:
fuel for your activities?
Dextrose, also known as glucose, is a carbohydrate. It is known as a simple sugar, a single sugar molecule, in contrast to more complex carbohydrates such as starch, which is made up of many such molecules. Glucose plays a key role in metabolism and is regarded as the most fundamental carbohydrate for the body’s energy supply. The dextrose, which can also be absorbed in small quantities by the mucous membrane of the mouth, goes directly through the wall of the intestine into the bloodstream, without being broken down by digestive enzymes. In this form, glucose is therefore available to the cells very quickly.
Myth or fact:
Does dextrose come from grapes?
Dextrose, also known as glucose, is usually obtained from starch, which is present in various plant raw materials, such as maize, potatoes and cereals. Our intact dextrose is obtained from maize or wheat starch.
Dextrose is much more than just a sweet temptation. Discover the multiple facets of dextrose with us:
1. Source of energy
Glucose is one of the main energy sources for the human body and a preferred source of energy for the brain and many cells in the body.
2. Fast energy
Because of its simple structure, glucose can be absorbed quickly by the body and delivers a glucose surge.
Dextrose is also used in the production of baked goods to support the fermentation of yeast doughs and is also involved in the formation of colourings and flavourings. It is also used as a sugar source for fermentation in beer production and influences the alcohol content and flavour of the end product.
4. Medical application
Dextrose is used frequently in medicine as a treatment for low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia). These can be used so diabetics, in particular, always have glucose to hand.
5. Dextrose storage
Did you know? Excess glucose is stored in the liver and muscles in the form of glycogen. These glycogen stores can be mobilised in times of increased energy requirements.
6. Naturally occurring
Dextrose also occurs naturally in many foods in the form of D-glucose. They include honey, sweet potato, and types of fruit such as figs and grapes.
Always your companion
We only use the best quality ingredients for our intact products and always pay attention to careful pressing technology. This not only gives our dextrose its delicious flavour, but also the unmistakable melting texture that characterises intact.