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Food NameMaltose
Cheese, cheddar0.15
Cheese, cottage, creamed, large or small curd0.00
Cheese, cottage, nonfat, uncreamed, dry, large or small curd0.00
Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 2% milkfat0.00
Cheese, cream0.00
Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk0.08
Cheese, neufchatel0.00
Cheese, parmesan, grated0.15
Cheese, swiss0.62
Cheese, pasteurized process, American, fortified with vitamin D0.00
Cheese food, pasteurized process, American, vitamin D fortified0.00
Cream, sour, cultured0.00
Dessert topping, powdered, 1.5 ounce prepared with 1/2 cup milk0.00

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  • Maltose values are in grams and calculated per 100g of food weight.
  • This maltose database contains maltose content of 1,220 common foods.
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Maltose or malt sugar is the least common disaccharide in nature. It is present in germinating grain, in a small proportion in corn syrup, and forms on the partial hydrolysis of starch. The production of maltose from germinating cereals, such as barley, is an important part of the brewing process. Plain maltose has a sweet taste, about half as sweet as glucose and about one-sixth as sweet as fructose.

High Maltose Corn Syrup

High maltose corn syrup is a food additive used as a sweetener and preservative. The majority sugar is maltose. It is less sweet than high fructose corn syrup, and contains little to no fructose. It is sweet enough to be useful as a sweetener in commercial food production, however. To be given the label "high," the syrup must contain at least 50% maltose. Typically, it contains 40-50% maltose, though some have as high as 70%.

In recent years, High Maltose Corn Syrup has seen an increase in use as a food additive due to the negative reputation of High Fructose Corn Syrup. High maltose syrups produced from corn are gluten-free, but certain syrups produced from wheat or barley may contain small amounts of gluten. It is unclear whether this can have significant effects in celiac disease.

Information from the National Institutes of Health:

Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency

Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID) is a genetic condition that affects a person's ability to digest certain sugars. People with this condition cannot break down the sugars sucrose (a sugar found in fruits, and also known as table sugar) and maltose (the sugar found in grains). CSID usually becomes apparent after an infant begins to consume fruits, juices, and grains. After ingestion of sucrose or maltose, an affected child will typically experience stomach cramps, bloating, excess gas production, and diarrhea. These digestive problems can lead to failure to thrive and malnutrition. Most affected children are better able to tolerate sucrose and maltose as they get older.

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Maltose Food Sources

List of 100 foods highest in maltose. Maltose content is in grams and measured per 100 grams of food weight.

Foods High in Maltose Maltose

Cereals ready-to-eat, POST, GRAPE-NUTS Cereal 10.43

Formulated bar, SLIM-FAST OPTIMA meal bar, milk chocolate peanut 10.04

McDONALD'S, Low Fat Caramel Sauce 8.11

Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, with salt 6.71

Kamut, uncooked 6.63

Candies, TOOTSIE ROLL, chocolate-flavor roll 6.54

Formulated bar, LUNA BAR, NUTZ OVER CHOCOLATE 6.22

Formulated bar, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SNICKERS Marathon Energy Bar, all flavors 5.35

McDONALD'S, Hotcakes (with 2 pats margarine & syrup) 5.20

Spelt, uncooked 5.15

Pie, pecan, commercially prepared 4.98

HOT POCKETS, meatballs & mozzarella stuffed sandwich, frozen 4.81

Snacks, bagel chips, plain 4.81

Lean Pockets, Meatballs & Mozzarella 4.74

Snacks, granola bars, soft, uncoated, chocolate chip 4.73

Cereals ready-to-eat, MALT-O-MEAL, GOLDEN PUFFS 4.51

McDONALD'S, Hotcakes and Sausage 4.35

Toaster Pastries, fruit, frosted (include apples, blueberry, cherry, strawberry) 4.33

Formulated bar, high fiber, chewy, oats and chocolate 4.31

HOT POCKETS Ham 'N Cheese Stuffed Sandwich, frozen 3.84

Crackers, cheese, regular 3.84

Tortillas, ready-to-bake or -fry, flour, refrigerated 3.63

Prairie Turnips, boiled (Northern Plains Indians) 3.53

Sweet potato, cooked, boiled, without skin 3.34

Crackers, wheat, reduced fat 3.34

Sweet potato, cooked, boiled, without skin, with salt 3.34

Crackers, wheat, regular 3.18

Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt 3.12

Tortilla, blue corn, Sakwavikaviki (Hopi) 2.97

Foods High in Maltose Maltose

Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown 2.94

Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, 1 minute cook time, cooked with water, microwaved, without salt 2.91

Babyfood, cereal, oatmeal, dry 2.86

Burrito, bean and cheese, frozen 2.73

McDONALD'S, Honey 2.68

Garlic bread, frozen 2.64

Snacks, pita chips, salted 2.59

Pancakes, plain, dry mix, complete (includes buttermilk) 2.49

Pizza, cheese topping, rising crust, frozen, cooked 2.43

Pizza, meat and vegetable topping, rising crust, frozen, cooked 2.40

Macaroni and cheese dinner with dry sauce mix, boxed, uncooked 2.39

Tortilla, includes plain and from mutton sandwich (Navajo) 2.37

Tennis Bread, plain (Apache) 2.35

English muffins, plain, enriched, with ca prop (includes sourdough) 2.18

Cinnamon buns, frosted (includes honey buns) 2.17

Egg rolls, vegetable, refrigerated, heated 2.15

Tortillas, ready-to-bake or -fry, flour, shelf stable 2.06

Macaroni and cheese dinner with dry sauce mix, boxed, prepared with 2% milk and 60% vegetable oil spread 2.04

Bread crumbs, dry, grated, seasoned 2.04

Rolls, hamburger or hotdog, plain 2.01

PIZZA HUT 12" Pepperoni Pizza, Pan Crust 2.01

Macaroni, dry, unenriched 1.96

Macaroni, dry, enriched 1.96

Spaghetti, dry, enriched 1.96

Spaghetti, dry, unenriched 1.96

Bread crumbs, dry, grated, plain 1.92

McDONALD'S, Apple Dippers with Low Fat Caramel Sauce 1.91

Pears, canned, heavy syrup pack, solids and liquids 1.90

Crackers, snack, GOYA CRACKERS 1.88

Egg rolls, pork, refrigerated, heated 1.84

Chicken pot pie, frozen entree, prepared 1.83

Foods High in Maltose Maltose

PIZZA HUT 12" Cheese Pizza, Pan Crust 1.83

PIZZA HUT 12" Pepperoni Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 1.83

Bread, Multi-Grain, toasted (includes whole-grain) 1.82

Egg Mix, USDA Commodity 1.81

Frybread, made with lard (Navajo) 1.76

PIZZA HUT 12" Cheese Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 1.74

Catsup, low sodium 1.73

Catsup 1.73

PIZZA HUT 12" Super Supreme Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 1.73

Bread, wheat 1.70

Crackers, saltines (includes oyster, soda, soup) 1.69

Crackers, saltines, low salt (includes oyster, soda, soup) 1.69

LITTLE CAESARS 14" Original Round Cheese Pizza, Regular Crust 1.67

Bread, Multi-Grain (includes whole-grain) 1.67

Beef Pot Pie, frozen entree, prepared 1.66

Formulated bar, POWER BAR, chocolate 1.65

McDONALD'S, Hot Caramel Sundae 1.64

Yeast extract spread 1.60

Pie, Dutch Apple, Commercially Prepared 1.53

Noodles, egg, dry, enriched 1.53

LITTLE CAESARS 14" Original Round Meat and Vegetable Pizza, Regular Crust 1.52

Noodles, egg, dry, unenriched 1.51

Crackers, cheese, sandwich-type with cheese filling 1.49

LITTLE CAESARS 14" Original Round Pepperoni Pizza, Regular Crust 1.45

Snacks, pretzels, hard, plain, salted 1.44

Honey 1.44

Peaches, canned, heavy syrup, drained 1.44

DOMINO'S 14" Cheese Pizza, Ultimate Deep Dish Crust 1.43

DOMINO'S 14" Sausage Pizza, Ultimate Deep Dish Crust 1.43

LITTLE CAESARS 14" Cheese Pizza, Large Deep Dish Crust 1.42

Bread, white, commercially prepared (includes soft bread crumbs) 1.41

Foods High in Maltose Maltose

Salad dressing, ranch dressing, fat-free 1.38

LITTLE CAESARS 14" Pepperoni Pizza, Large Deep Dish Crust 1.35

DIGIORNO Pizza, pepperoni topping, cheese stuffed crust, frozen, baked 1.31

McDONALD'S, English Muffin 1.30

DOMINO'S 14" Pepperoni Pizza, Ultimate Deep Dish Crust 1.30

PAPA JOHN'S 14" Cheese Pizza, Original Crust 1.28

McDONALD'S, Vanilla TRIPLE THICK Shake 1.28

Crackers, cream, GAMESA SABROSAS 1.27

Fast Food, Pizza Chain, 14" pizza, cheese topping, thick crust 1.25

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