Starch: Analysis of Quality

A. Gunaratne*, Harold Corke

*Corresponding author for this work

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Functional properties are the key to the industrial utilization of starch, which is the predominant component of food grains. Starch function is largely determined by the proportions of the linear amylose fraction versus the highly branched amylopectin. Testing methods include analysis of the amylose:amylopectin ratio and determination of starch pasting properties by heating the starch suspension in water.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutrition and Food Grains
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780123947864
ISBN (Print)9780123944375
StatePublished - 17 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Amylopectin
  • Amylose
  • Chain length
  • Degree of branching
  • Iodine test
  • Physicochemical properties
  • Rapid ViscoAnalyzer
  • Staling
  • Starch retrogradation
  • Viscoamylograph


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