Starch Typical Properties
|White powder, no visible evidence of contamination by foreign matter
|4.5 ~ 7.0
|Loss on drying %
|Residue on ignition %
|Sulfur dioxide %
|Total Microbial Count
|Total mold and yeast
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In the food industry, pregelatinized starch is added to the product during the manufacturing process. It acts as food stabilizer to help increasing the shelf life of a product and as thickener to give the product a creamy consistency once reconstituted. Common pregelatinized starches used in foods are corn starch, arrowroot and wheat flour. They do not affect the final taste of the food.
Pregelatinized starch can also be used to directly thicken food for patients on special diets due to dysphagia. The starches can thicken many foods to the consistency to aid those who have difficulty in swallowing.
- Food Industry: Starch, with CAS number 9005-25-8, is a fundamental ingredient in the food industry. It is used as a thickening agent, stabilizer, and texture modifier in various food products, including soups, sauces, and baked goods.
- Textile Industry: This compound is utilized in the textile industry. Starch is used as a sizing agent in the process of textile finishing, providing stiffness and smoothness to fabrics.
- Paper Industry: Starch may be employed in the paper industry. It is used as a paper coating and sizing agent, contributing to improved printability and paper strength.
- Pharmaceuticals: In the pharmaceutical industry, Starch is used in certain formulations. It can serve as a binder, disintegrant, or filler in the production of pharmaceutical tablets and capsules.