Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide, a carbohydrate whose molecules consist of a number of sugar molecules bonded together. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder. Maltodextrin consists of D-glucose units connected in chains of variable length. It is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose and might be either moderately sweet or almost flavorless. It is often used as an alternative to Lactose in soft drinks.