Gelatinization Characteristics of Corn Starch
Heating starch with water causes gelatinization to occur. For foods with starch as a main component, there is thought to be a close relationship between the gelatinization characteristics and the cooking and processing conditions. The figure below shows the gelatinization characteristics of starch with (1) purified water, (2) sucrose solution, and (3) NaCl solution measured by a simultaneous thermogravimetric and differential thermal analyzer.
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