Modified starch

A modified starch is a starch that has been chemically modified to allow the starch to function properly under conditions frequently encountered during processing or storage, such as high heat, high shear, low pH, freeze/thaw and cooling.

Modified starch is a food additive which is prepared by treating starch or starch granules, causing the starch to be partially degraded. Modified starch is used as a thickening agent, stabilizer, or an emulsifier.

Apart from food products, modified starch is also found in pharmaceuticals.
Starches are modified for a number of reasons. Starches may be modified to increase their stability against excessive heat, acid, and freezing; to change their texture; or to lengthen or shorten gelatinization time.
A modified starch may be an instant starch which thickens and gels without heat; or a cook-up starch, such as Colflo 67, which must be cooked like regular starch.

Moisture         : 13.5% max
Starch           : 85% min
Ash    : 0.5% max
Whiteness : 90%min
Slurry residue : 0.5% max
DS : 0.02 - 0.035
pH : 4 - 7
Mesh             : 100
N : 0.17% min
Packing: as buyer's request




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