Saturday, March 10, 2018

Starch in food

Plants use water, carbon dioxide and energy from the sun to form simple sugars through a process called photosynthesis. When the sugar chains gather in large quantities inside a plant’s cells, they form starch grains, also called starch granules.

Starch is deposited in granules in almost all green plant and in various types of plant tissues and organs, e.g leaves, roots, shoots, fruits, grains and stems.

Grains are the riches food source of starch, providing much of the food energy for people all over the world. Starch may be produced from potatoes, rice, tapioca, or wheat by methods similar to corn, except that with potatoes and tapioca it is not necessary to degerm the product.

Starch is valuables because it can break down into simple sugars that provide human with sustained energy and keep them feeling full and satisfied.
Starch in food
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