Mobile menu
Home » The Gluten-Free Diet » Is It Gluten-Free? » Is Maltodextrin Gluten-Free?
Download the Gluten-Free Getting Started Guide

Is Maltodextrin Gluten-Free?

Is Maltodextrin Gluten-Free?

The ingredient maltodextrin is gluten-free , despite including the word “malt,” which is typically an indication that barley is used.

Maltodextrin is a common food additive used in food production. It can be found in a variety of processed foods, including many soft drinks, candies and even some beers. It’s often used as a thickening agent and therefore is used in some infant formulas.

Maltodextrin is typically gluten-free even when derived from wheat, due to the nature of its processing. It is generally considered safe for both those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Think you may have celiac disease?

Symptoms Checklist