Application in rice flour products
People will add modified starches such as esterified starch and hydroxypropyl starch to cakes, noodles and other products to improve the thickening, pasting properties and stability of the products. If an appropriate amount of esterified waxy corn starch or hydroxypropyl corn starch is added during noodle processing, the degree of retrogradation of the starch can be reduced, so that the stored wet noodles still have a softer taste, and due to the good water solubility of the modified starch, It is easy to absorb water and swell, and can combine with gluten protein and wheat starch to form a uniform and dense network structure, and the obtained dough has a good taste. In some frozen flour products, adding some etherified modified starch can thicken and anti-aging effect, effectively avoid skin cracking and starch retrogradation.
Applications in Dairy Products
Cheese, yogurt, cream ice cream and other products in dairy products will add cross-linked starch and hydroxypropyl starch to increase gelatinization and stability. For example, in the process of making yogurt, stabilizers are added to increase the viscosity of yogurt, improve its texture and taste, and prevent the syneresis of the content and the separation of whey. Cross-linked ester starch has the ability to resist acidic environment and high temperature during sterilization, and has good viscosity and is not easy to retrograde, so it is very suitable as a stabilizer in dairy products.
Application in meat products
Modified starch has good solubility, good water retention and thickening effect, and can increase the freeze-thaw stability of food. It can be used in luncheon meat, ham sausage, canned meat, meatballs, meat fillings and other foods, adding esterification to it Starch and cross-linked starch to improve product yield, water retention and gelling properties.
Is modified starch harmful to human body? Many people frown when they hear food additives, but processed foods cannot avoid adding food additives, but as long as regular food additives are added according to the standards, they will basically not harm human health, and the same is true for modified starch. The human body is harmless, so the food grade modified starch added to the food, the use range is within the scope of the relevant regulations, and will not cause too much harm.