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Food Grade Corn Starch

Quick Overview

• Corn starch (Corn Flour) is used as a thickening agent in liquid-based foods (e.g., soup, sauces, gravies, custard); it is mixed-in with a lower-temperature liquid to form a paste or a slurry.
• Corn flour is sometimes preferred over flour because it forms a translucent mixture, rather than an opaque one. As the starch is heated, the molecular chains unravel, allowing them to collide with other starch chains to form a mesh, thickening the liquid (Starch gelatinization).
• It is usually included as an anti-caking agent in powdered sugar (10X or confectioner's sugar).
• Baby powders often includes cornstarch among its ingredients

Category: Food Processing

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