gelatinize


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gelatinize

[jə′lat·ən‚īz]
(engineering)
To coat or treat with a solution of gelatin.
(materials)
To convert into a gelatinous form or into a gel.
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At this stage, the coating is in bits and pieces, but the high temperature of the frying process causes it to gelatinize and spread over the entire surface of the fries.
The TPS continuous phase is also attributed to adequate processing parameters such as shear, pressure and temperature to fully gelatinize the starch [23].
This is because amylose molecules as a result of their linearity line up more readily and have more extensive hydrogen bonding and consequently it requires more energy to break these bonds and gelatinize the starch [23].
There it's cured and then either parched with dry heat or parboiled under pressure, depending on the processor's preferred technique, to gelatinize the starch.