What is Dextrose Monohydrate?
Dextrose monohydrate, known as ‘dextrose,’ is the monohydrate of D-glucose, a monosaccharide that is readily available in its natural state. Dextrose monohydrate has various applications in the food and beverage sector, with a sweetening strength that is around 70% that of sucrose and the ability to make a highly transparent solution with water. Dextrose monohydrate comes in a variety of molecular configurations, all of which are colorless and soluble in a wide range of solvents. Dextrose was discovered in Raisins by a German scientist in 1747 and is now regarded as one of the most important organic molecules for a variety of commercial purposes. The producing and exporting Dextrose monohydrate is mostly in China and India. See more of our dextrose monohydrate specification below.
Dextrose is a sugar that is easily fermented and is commonly used in beverages because it adds sweetness and provides the osmotic pressure that beverages require. Dextrose monohydrate adds sweetness to candies and dairy items in the range of 75-80%. Dextrose monohydrate has the capacity to give bread a nice brown color. You can find dextrose monohydrate in baked items, packaged snacks, canned beverages, and dairy products.
In the pharmaceutical business, dextrose monohydrate is utilized as a source of metabolic energy in the production of electrolytes. It comes in powder and tablet form for medicinal usage, as well as in isotonic and hypertonic (10-40 percent) glucose solutions. In the manufacture of glucose tablets for patients, dextrose monohydrate is combined with vitamin D and minerals such as calcium. Dextrose monohydrate is a quick source of energy and allows for rapid digestion and replenishment of important nutrients.
1. Other Applications
Aside from its uses as a nutritional supplement and sweetening agent in the pharmaceutical and food industries respectively, dextrose monohydrate is also used in several other industries including the leather processing industry as an antioxidant, in the chemicals industry as a fermentation substrate for the manufacture of various vitamins and amino acids and in the healthcare industry as an ingredient in the manufacture of makeup, hair care products and cosmetics.
Dextrose is used in the production of citric acid, amino acids, enzymes, lactic acid, and ethanol. Dextrose Monohydrate also produces sorbitol, mannitol methyglucoside, gluconic acid, and calcium gluconates through a variety of chemical reactions.