Modified starch is processed starch
Modified starch is therefore starch whose properties have been altered by chemical treatment. The reason for doing this may be that it is better to process, or because it gives a better taste. Starch is extracted from various plants (corn, wheat, potato) and is one of the most eaten carbohydrates. Starch is often used to make a product thicker or smeuïger, the most famous example being cornstarch. The disadvantage is that the thickening only occurs after heating, so it does not work well in products that cannot withstand heating well. The industry can therefore change the structure of starch so that it works well, for example, without heating.