Modified starches are basically processed starches which are produced by the action of enzymes bringing changes both physically and chemically. Starches are used in many applications such as:
- As a congealing or thickening agent.
- In pharmaceuticals.
- As a binder in coated paper.
- As a sugar replacer.
Starches are processed to enhance their certain characteristics such as their stability towards heat, cold, shear or acid. This is achieved by changing their texture to increase or decrease their viscosity.
Sugar is the most important part of our lives and as you already know, it is a matter of life and death for patients suffering from diabetes. Sugar is the key component of our diet and is the major source of energy due to its carbohydrate content. Carbohydrates are the principal sources of energy. Glucose, fructose, and sucrose are some of the most widely used examples of common sugars. Regular intake …Read more