Maltodextrin is an oligosaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spraydried powder. Maltodextrin is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose, and might be either moderately sweet or almost flavorless. It is commonly used for the production of sodas and candy. It can also be found as an ingredient in a variety of other processed foods. Tapioca maltodextrin is a food grade dextrose made from Tapioca. Tapioca is a basically essentially flavorless starchy ingredient that is processed from dried cassava roots and is used for cooking. Tapioca is a native plant of America.