What is the difference between Maltodextrin and Erythritol?

The difference between maltodextrin and erythritol

is that “maltodextrin” is a type of dextrin commonly used as a food additive and “erythritol” is a tetrahydric sugar alcohol -butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol that occurs in some fruit; it is used as a sugar substitute.

maltodextrin

erythritol

Noun

  • (biochemistry) A type of dextrin commonly used as a food additive

Noun

  • (organic chemistry) A tetrahydric sugar alcohol (2R,3S)-butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol that occurs in some fruit; it is used as a sugar substitute