Malto is a product based on maltodextrin, a carbohydrate obtained from cornstarch molecules, in this case those of tapioca, which have been broken down. It has low sweetening power and does not add calories. It is employed as a bulking agent, but can also absorb oils. Used in the food industry in the preparation of beverages, dairy products, candies, soups, and so on.
Malto forms part of the Texturas Surprises range by Albert y Ferran Adria. You can read more on his website to see uses and preparations.
• Presented in the form of a very fine powder.
• Easily soluble either cold or hot.
• Becomes a manipulable powder when mixed with oil (2 parts Malto to 1 part oil) and dissolves completely on contact with any aqueous medium. Only in 1kg pack