a group of low-molecular-weight carbohydrates produced by the hydrolysis of
starch or glycogen. Dextrins are mixtures of polymers of D-glucose units linked
by α-(1→4) or α-(1→6) glycosidic
bonds. Dextrin is a type of light carbohydrate which binds together all the
ingredients in our detox foot pads. Dextrin is usually defined as a soluble
gummy substance, formed from starch by the action of heat, acids, or ferments,
having dextrorotatory properties: used chiefly as a thickening agent, as
mucilage and as a substitute for gum Arabic and other natural substances.
starch that has been broken into smaller segments, but not broken down all the
way to sugar. In water, dextrins form gluey, cloudy and viscous masses.
Dextrins are produced by enacting the process of hydrolysis on starches using
enzymes like amylases, as during digestion in the human body and during malting
and mashing, or by applying dry heat under acidic conditions (pyrolysis or
roasting). The latter process is used industrially, and also occurs on the
surface of bread during the baking process, contributing to flavor, color, and
crispness. Dextrin produced by heat is also known as pyrodextrin.
useful to food manufacturing is as a fat substitute. Because of its gluey
texture, dextrin can mimic fat while contributing fewer calories to a product.
It is also less expensive and will not spoil like fat.
As Dextrins do not easily react with chemicals, they are
specifically suitable for applications in the textile field. In textile
printing, they are used as thickness. Free of grit and other impurities, which
usually accompany lower grades of starch, they ensure that the copper rolls
(used in printing) do not suffer from abrasion. In sizing, they are used with
starch for increased adhesiveness. In finishing, they give desired 'feel' and
handle to the fabrics.
used to make many types of glue and adhesive, including glue and paste for
children's use, as it is non-toxic if eaten. The Adhesives Industries uses
large amount of yellow dextrin in the preparation of liquid and dry adhesives.
It is used in
dry distemper 5-10% of dextrin, mixed with chalk and pigment, acts as carrier
and impact good adhesion of the color to the wall. It is used in the dye stuff industries as diluents to standardized the
dyes with respect to the range of color. Dextrin washes out quickly and easily
and do not react with chemicals used in the process. It is used in dry
distemper 5-10% of dextrin, mixed with chalk and pigment, acts as carrier and
impact good adhesion of the color to the wall.