Cultured Dextrose

cultured dextrose Or cultured sugar

What is cultured dextrose?

"Cultured dextrose" is a clean-label food ingredient made from bacterial fermentation. It can help enhance flavor, maintain product quality, and aid in the reduction of spoilage organisms when used in conjunction with good manufacturing practices, thus improving product quality over shelf-life. Cultured dextrose can often use to maintain quality when synthetic preservatives have been removed. Cultured dextrose gives food manufacturers the ability to meet consumer demands for clean-labeled (or clear label) foods, while still ensuring consistent food quality from production to consumption.

Cultured dextrose provides benefits in a wide variety of applications, like dips, salad dressings, ready-to-eat products, cured meats, soups and dairy products.

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1.     L. McIntyre et al., in Novel Technologies in Food Science (Springer, 2012), p. 193

2.    Mark Mayweather, "What is Cultured Dextrose",, 2011