Directly Compressible Dextrose


Watson’s EZ-Press™ Dextrose DC was formulated for direct compression tableting and has excellent flow and good compressibility.Applications include a direct compression diluent for tablets and capsules. Tablets have good hardness and have desirable organoleptic qualities for chewable tablets.

Dextrose, also known as glucose, is a monomer of a natural starch polymer.

EZ-Press™ Sweetenerdextrose

Name of sweetener Dextrose or glucose
Calories per gram 4
Sweetness Index (compared to Sucrose which is 1 on the scale) 0.75
Glycemic Index 100
Description EZ Press™ Dextrose DC is a Free flowing white powder.
Mean Particle Size 220 microns
Bulk Density 0.52 g/cc
Moisture 8.7%
Tapped Bulk Density 0.62
Carr’s Index* 16.1
Hausner ratio* 1.20


Sweetness Profile

Particle Size Distribution

Benefits of Dextrose as a sweetener:

  • Taste: clean and cool
  • Aftertaste: None
  • Can help mask bitter notes from other ingredients, such as vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and some high-intensity sweeteners

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