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Dextrin

What is dextrin? It sounds like dextrose but it’s different. Should I view it as a sugar?

Also, is soybean oil bad?

Yes they are much like a simple sugar just starch based like Maltodextrin.

No it isnt bad per say just not great we get enough 6’s etc in our diets. And its largely used to make trans fats etc. Think McDonalds Fryers

Nothing Id look to add as a supplemental oil

Phill

[quote]Phill wrote:
Yes they are much like a simple sugar just starch based like Maltodextrin.

No it isnt bad per say just not great we get enough 6’s etc in our diets. And its largely used to make trans fats etc. Think McDonalds Fryers

Nothing Id look to add as a supplemental oil

Phill[/quote]

Thanks Phil. There are these dehydrated veggies that are delicious, but they use soybean oil and the 2nd to last ingredient before salt is dextrin.

It goes veggies, soybean oil, dextrin(3%), salt(.3%)

Cals are 120 with 6 g. fat.

Would you avoid these?

Im not sure what they are but 3% aint much at all.

Sounds like some kind of fried veggie since they have 6 grams of fat and the dextrin is some kind of coating prob

They shouldnt need either if just dehydrated

Phill

[quote]sarah1 wrote:
Phill wrote:
Yes they are much like a simple sugar just starch based like Maltodextrin.

No it isnt bad per say just not great we get enough 6’s etc in our diets. And its largely used to make trans fats etc. Think McDonalds Fryers

Nothing Id look to add as a supplemental oil

Phill

Thanks Phil. There are these dehydrated veggies that are delicious, but they use soybean oil and the 2nd to last ingredient before salt is dextrin.

It goes veggies, soybean oil, dextrin(3%), salt(.3%)

Cals are 120 with 6 g. fat.

Would you avoid these?
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