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Starch: The polysaccharide of high abundance and usefulness.

Tharanathan, R. N. (1995) Starch: The polysaccharide of high abundance and usefulness. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 54 (8). pp. 452-458.

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Abstract

Starch, the major food reserve polysaccharide of plants, is a widely studied biomolecule of great diversity and utility. Occurring in the form of tiny and discrete granules of varying shape, size, physicochemical and digestibility characteristics, starch possesses tremendous industrial potential. The granule characteristics, morphological features and non-carbohydrate constituents of starch as well as the future lines of work are presented in this review article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: starch, food reserve, polysaccharide
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 28 Polysaccharide Chemistry
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 25 Sugar/Starch/Confectionery
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2012 09:24
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2012 09:24
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/5486

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