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Recent Articles from the Prospector Knowledge Center
09 Apr
Maltodextrin: Is it Right for Your Food Formulation Needs?
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Maltodextrin: Is it Right for Your Food Formulation Needs?

white powdery substance - Learn more about maltodextrin
Maltodextrin, first used in food production in the late 1960s and early 1970s, has many potential uses in food formulation. It is a white, powdery substance made from starchy products such as corn (most common in the United States), wheat … Continued

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05 Mar
Carrageenan: Types, Applications, Safety, and More
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Carrageenan: Types, Applications, Safety, and More

Photo of seaweed - Learn more about carrageenan
Carrageenans are a family of polysaccharides extracted from red seaweed with water at high temperatures and refined using either an alcohol-precipitation or a gel-press method. The most common red seaweed used for manufacturing carrageenan is Chondrus crispus, which grows along … Continued

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05 Feb
Cocoa Butter Substitutes in Chocolate
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Cocoa Butter Substitutes in Chocolate


Europeans dominate the top 20 chocolate-consuming countries. Even so, chocolate sales in the U.S. are anything but scary, especially around Halloween. In 2019, the National Confectioners Association reported chocolate candy sales accounted for 56% of the $22.1 billion in confection … Continued

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