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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* Parboiled rice has been subjected to steam-pressure treatment prior to milling, which gelatinizes the starch within the rice kernel.
An advantage of the process of using 'superheated steam' precooking at 300 [degrees] C is that the starch completely gelatinizes and so is transformed into a product that is easy to cook and digest but still tastes like pasta.
The melt zone/partially filled zone: In this zone the starch gelatinizes. This zone begins at the point where th e amylose first starts to leach out of the granule and water subsequently diffuses into the starch granule.