CORN STARCH/ MAIZE STARCH
The diverse uses of starch make it a very versatile product. Maize or Corn Starch is a typical cereal starch with distinctly low protein and ash contents. Its carbohydrate content of high purity makes it useful in several industries. Some of these industries include: the textile, paper, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Features and benefits of starchStarch occurs in nature in many ways. Maize contains about 71% of starch, which can be separated from other ingredients by various processes such as corn wet milling: steeping, grinding, purifying and drying. The physio-chemical and functional properties of starch exhibit a wide variation with slight change in the production parameters. Properties of starchOne of the important properties is the viscosity of starch thus making it possible to have diverse uses. For example: starch can be used to improve the quality of paper for writing and printing; provide strength to ice cream cones; provide weight and stiffness and cloth; as well as a binder and filler for tablets and capsules.