Tereos Syral extracts starch from corn, wheat, potato and cassava, and provides native and modified starches for food and industrial applications
Starch is a complex carbohydrate that constitutes a form of energy storage in a number of vegetables.
Besides its nutritional quality as a food ingredient, starch has numerous functional properties:
- Texturising: thickening, gelling, adhesive
- Water stabilisation
- Sensory: mouthfeel, viscosity, visual aspect, masking effect on off-notes
Starch properties depend on the intensity and duration of thermal, mechanical or chemical treatments that may occur during processing or consumer use.