Dextrose monohydrate, another name for D-glucose, is a monosaccharide sugar found in plants, usually produced by the hydrolysis of corn starch. As it is a form of glucose, it is rapidly absorbed through the intestine. Dextrose is an approved food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1.


  1. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.