Yeap, again it’s there for a carrier of some of the vitamins and minerals, but also some of the flavors too. So, some of the flavored Huel Powders go over the levels required to declare maltodextrin on the label.
It’s confusing I know. There is around 1% maltodextrin in the Powders so a small amount. You’re absolutely right that maltodextrin has a high GI, however because there’s such a small amount in the Powders it doesn’t really have an effect on the GI.
The GI of Huel Powder v3.0 is 16 and we are awaiting the test results of Black Edition which we expect to be the same. A low GI food as a value below 55, you can find out more here.
Remember that high GI foods don’t cause weight gain because they increase insulin, if they relate to weight loss it’s likely due to them being easier to overeat.