One of the modified derivatives of starch is malto dextrin. Maltodextrin with the formula (C6H10O5) n.H2 O is a polymer of tasteless saccharides and dried or refined product. It is a molecular weight compound between polysaccharides and oligosaccharides.
Maltodextrin is composed of long carbohydrate chains. In other words, maltodextrin is a very long chain in which glucose molecules are repeatedly linked together, which is why this product is divided into complex carbohydrates as opposed to simple carbohydrates such as glucose. Maltodextrin may also be known by other names, such as glucose polymers or carbohydrate complexes. This product is usually available in white powder or concentrated syrups.