Dextrose, also called glucose and corn syrup, is a simple sugar produced through enzymatic hydrolysis of a starch. In the USA, glucose, is primarily produced from corn, however, other grains like rice, wheat, cassava, and other materials can be used. Because dextrose is derived from plant materials, weather and fertilizers can play an important role in availability and pricing of material.
Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Down Stream Materials Consuming Dextrose:
Citric acid and its derivatives (fermented from corn)
Carbohydrates and their derivatives
Ethanol and SDA/CDA alcohol blends