Gamma-cyclodextrin is an eight-glucose cyclodextrin used as a carrier for flavors, vitamins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and other ingredients. It can also be used to isolate bitter compounds and as a stabilizer, emulsifying fats in spreads or helping retain water or fat in fillings.

Health considerations

In studies of short term and long term ingestion in rats, at up to 20% of the diet, no negative effects were seen. The cyclodextrin was treated by the body as a starch and easily digested. It has no effect on availability for absorption of the vitamins and nutrients it may carry. Gamma-cyclodextrin can regulate the increase in blood glucose following carbohydrate consumption, making it suitable for diabetics.

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See: cyclodextrin

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See: cyclodextrin


Journal of Food Science
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Advances in Inclusion Science
Food Hydrocolloids
European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

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