cornstarch


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cornstarch,

material made by pulverizing the ground, dried residue of corn grains after preparatory soaking and the removal of the embryo and the outer covering. It is used as laundry starch, in sizing paper, in making adhesives, and in cooking. Dextrindextrin,
any one of a number of carbohydrates having the same general formula as starch but a smaller and less complex molecule. They are polysaccharides and are produced as intermediate products in the hydrolysis of starch by heat, by acids, and by enzymes.
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, corn syrup, and corn sugar are produced by the hydrolysis of cornstarch. See starchstarch,
white, odorless, tasteless, carbohydrate powder. It plays a vital role in the biochemistry of both plants and animals and has important commercial uses. In green plants starch is produced by photosynthesis; it is one of the chief forms in which plants store food.
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Typically, corn processors enhance those stiffening and water-holding properties in common cornstarch by crosslinking the starch polymers.
1 3/4 cups sugar 6 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 1/2 cup lemon juice 4 large eggs, separated 1 tablespoon butter or margarine Baked 9-inch pie crust 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Mexican chocolate flavored with cinnamon (available in Latino markets or well-stocked markets), or 3 ounces semisweet chocolate 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons (1 envelope) unflavored gelatin 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 1/2 cups 1-percent-fat milk 1/2 cup half-and-half (light cream) 2 large eggs 1 baked pastry shell for a single-crust 9-inch pie Sweetened whipped cream (optional) Cinnamon stick (optional)
Each participant spent five weeks on a high-fructose diet, another five weeks on a similar diet in which the fructose had been replaced with a high-amylose cornstarch.
NatureWorks PLA grades 4032 and 4042 are part of the biodegradable resin family derived from bacterially fermented cornstarch.
each) frozen petite onions 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 6 cups hot cooked egg noodles 2 tablespoons cornstarch Parsley sprigs Salt and pepper