What is being learned about starch properties from multiple-level characterization

Gilbert, Robert G., Witt, Torsten and Hasjim, Jovin (2013) What is being learned about starch properties from multiple-level characterization. Cereal Chemistry, 90 4: 312-325. doi:10.1094/CCHEM-11-12-0141-FI

Author Gilbert, Robert G.
Witt, Torsten
Hasjim, Jovin
Title What is being learned about starch properties from multiple-level characterization
Journal name Cereal Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0009-0352
Publication date 2013-07-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1094/CCHEM-11-12-0141-FI
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 90
Issue 4
Start page 312
End page 325
Total pages 14
Place of publication St. Paul, MN, United States
Publisher A A C C International
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
1605 Policy and Administration
Abstract A survey is given of methods to characterize the lowest three levels of starch structural features: individual chains, branched molecules, and the arrangement of branched molecules in a sample (e.g., crystalline and amorphous lamellae of starch granules in grain). The survey also covers ways of treating the results so as to understand starch structure-property correlations: for example, the structural characteristics that control the rate of digestion of a starch-containing food. A number of studies are then examined not only to show how these techniques have been used to discover correlations between these structural characteristics and properties of importance but also to deduce reasonable causal explanations for the correlations. An overview of problems that have not yet been solved in each of these starch structural levels is also given. The applications of these characterization methods have considerable potential as tools to choose and process native starches with improved functional properties for human food, animal feed, and industrial uses, including biomaterials.
Keyword Chemistry, Applied
Food Science & Technology
Food Science & Technology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published July-August 2013.

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