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Thread: Anyone found any info on dextrose?

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    Question Anyone found any info on dextrose?

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    Since beginning a Paleo-influenced diet, I've continued to eat cured meats on occasion - usually hams etc. from the deli counter or in wrappers (after checking the ingredients label).

    One of my favourites has been a spicy chorizo ring from Asda, which seemed okay compared to similar items but I noticed dextrose in the ingredients manifest, and after a quick shufti on Wikipedia discovered that dextrose is grape sugar. After scanning recipes on how to make one's own chorizo, it seems to be a standard ingredient in the actual dish.

    I was wondering if anyone's done some research on sugars and how dextrose compares to other sugars - I haven't seen it mentioned often in the paleo community, if at all.

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    I think dextrose is just another name for glucose.
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    Dextorse is just glucose. It's used in curing some meats. It's really not a big deal. Check the label, if it has zero or one grams of carbs, then it probably isn't going to matter much one way or another. If it has 10, then you might have a problem.
    As far as sugars go, it's not going to cause you any problems like fructose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primalest View Post
    Dextorse is just glucose. It's used in curing some meats. It's really not a big deal. Check the label, if it has zero or one grams of carbs, then it probably isn't going to matter much one way or another. If it has 10, then you might have a problem.
    As far as sugars go, it's not going to cause you any problems like fructose
    Yeah, just 0.7g per serving, which is about a third of the ring. Thanks for the tips everyone!

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    Dextrose is also known as "corn sugar" and is straight glucose

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