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Re: Maltodextrin as Replacement For Gum

Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
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What might be the benefit over gum?  In other words, why the search for other colloids--does gum present problems that another colloid would solve, for instance?
How about price and availability for reasons. Gum is +$20 a pound and Maltodextrin is closer $1 a pound. Not that I'm going through Gum by the pound these days but when I order it I have to wait a week or more for it to come in from 1500 miles away (Quebec), whereas if I can go to a health food store and get the same effect or a different effect, why not? (If it actually works?! Which I doubt....)