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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 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...

Why do we need to use starch-based ingredients to make food?

Starch based ingredients have many useful properties which make them indispensable to make the everyday food we love and enjoy. Native and modified starches are good at thickening and absorbing water of other cooking liquids. This is why they are useful in dishes in...

In which products can I find starch and starch-based ingredients?

Starch based ingredients can be found in a variety of food products that we buy in supermarkets, such as snacks, soups, sauces, bread, confectionary, soft drinks, ice creams and ready-made meals. You are most likely to find native and modified starches in foods such...