Maltodextrin is a food additive that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved as "generally recognized as safe". However, maltodextrin does not have a sweet taste.
For more information, please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website link:
Maltodextrin is a natural product. It is not dangerous and has been approved as safe for consumption. Maltodextrin is found in many different foods, including canned fruits, snacks, confectionery, desserts, nutritional beverages, instant pudding, flavored gelatin, sauces, and salad dressings.
It is also used in pharmaceuticals as a binding agent. Therefore, you can see that maltodextrin is a popular ingredient in our food supply.
Check some of the food labels on products in your cabinets and refrigerator for the word maltodextrin.
If someone says that maltodextrin is unhealthy or that they have concerns about it, we believe the person may have been misinformed and has misunderstood maltodextrin. After all, if maltodextrin is capable of creating health problems, why would the FDA approve it as safe to use for food, nutritional beverages, and health supplements?