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What is maize oil?

Maize oil is an edible oil commonly used in cooking. It is a by-product of starch production. Maize oil is in fact originally contained in the germ of maize seeds. By applying mechanical pressure, maize oil is extracted from the germ. Maize oil has a high smoke point....

Is starch only used in food?

Mainly, but not only. More than 60 percent of all starch produced in the EU goes to food and beverage applications. The remaining 38 percent is used in non-food applications, primarily paper making, but also in other products. Like in food, starch is used for its...

What is starch?

Starch is a carbohydrate naturally found in many grains and vegetables, such as wheat, maize and potatoes, rice, peas, pulses, manioc, sweet potatoes, and bananas etc. Starch is the main source of energy for the human body and most of us consume the food containing...

What is modified starch and why is it modified?

“Modified starch” does not mean that it has been genetically modified or produced from genetically modified organisms. Modified starch is the starch extracted from grains and vegetables which has been treated to improve its ability to keep the texture and structure of...

What is a glucose-fructose syrup and how is it made?

It is a sweet syrup made from starch extracted from grains and vegetables. It has a similar composition to table sugar which is made from sugar cane or beet – they both consist of glucose and fructose, albeit in different proportions. Table sugar consists of 50%...