In the food industry, Dextrose Monohydrate is used in the production of baked goods, candy and gum, creams and frozen dairy products (like some ice-creams and frozen yogurts), alcoholic beverages, jarred and canned foods, cured meats and also energy drinks. (See information below.)
It’s also a common component of complete nutrition drinks and infant formulas.
Interestingly, Dextrose Monohydrate has preservative properties and is often used in fruit and vegetable processing to help keep them fresh. It’s also used in dehydration.
One advantage of Dextrose Monohydrate as a preservative is that it doesn’t alter the natural flavor of the food, especially compared to using sugar, another useful preservative.