The Secret of N-Zorbit M

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WTF – N-Zorbit M? Turn Oils to Flavorful Powders

From your favorite hazelnut chocolate spread to something a bit more savory, meet the simple ingredient to turn nearly any oil to a light, fluffy, and flavorful powder! This tapioca maltodextrin is seriously fun.

Product Links:
N-Zorbit M
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Silicone Spatula

Recipe Links:
Love Ya Some Nutella Powder
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Szechuan Chili Oil Powder


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  • What would happen if I put this into an ice cream base. Would it turn back into a liquid?

  • Do you have a recipe for cheddar cheese powder (to sprinkle over popcorn, for example)? I have a dehydrator and would like to use N-Zorbit M after I dehydrate and powder the cheese. I think the N-Zorbit M would help absorb the fat and make the cheese powder more “powdery”. What do you think?

    • Yes, it would work in the same way as other powder recipe 60% fat, 40% N-zorbit M. The cheddar cheese will have to be blended very well to break down into the Nzorbit M, more so than something like nutella.

  • Can you mix with heavy cream to make a dry creamer for coffee? Will it taste as good? Will it be as creamy?

    • It is unlikely that you can make a creamer because there is too much water content in heavy cream.

  • suzanne Austin
    November 2, 2018 4:27 am

    loving the videos they are so helpful.keep it up thanks

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  • could I blend something like dried fruit with and oil to flavor it and add the n zorbit and make a powder

  • What are the safe consumption limits for maltodextrin?

  • How can I convert chicken stock into powder form using this? Should I reduce it significantly?

  • Alexander Daneel
    September 25, 2021 12:46 pm

    Are you able to substitute Tapioca Maltodextrin with Maltodextrin which is found between sport supplements generally made from corn starch? Would they have the same function/result?

    • No. The type of maltodextrin we sell is not the one found in many other products. The ones we sell are used to make oils into powder.

  • Could I make hot cocoa mix? Like, will the resulting powder blend well with a hot liquid?

    • yes, this could be a good additive to a hot chocolate mix. The fat of chocolate will separate once the N-Zorbit M is dissolved

  • John L. Kallmeyer jr
    February 21, 2022 4:26 pm

    Can you use any commercial chili oil to make a powder?

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