Dextrose is a nonsucrose “sugar” which occurs naturally in many plants, fruits and honey. In animals, dextrose (also called “glucose” and “grape sugar”) is a vital constituent of the blood and is directly metabolized for immediate energy needs. Dextrose is used in food and beverages as a sweetener (it is 80% as sweet as sucrose), a browning agent, a humectant and a fermentation substrate. It is available in liquid (bulk only) and dry forms.
Dextrose is available as Fine Granulated, Coarse Granulated, Anhydrous, Pulverized Powdered and Spray Crystallized.