Definition

Amylopectin is a polysaccharide that is one of the two components of starch. It makes up 70 to 80% of starch.

Health considerations

Amylopectin is more rapidly digested than amylose; high amylopectin starches have a higher glycemic index.

Keep in mind

Starches derived from tubers typically contain more amylopectin than starches derived from grains. Waxy potatoes, glutinous rice, and tapioca starch are primarily amylopectin.

May be found in

Starches, potatoes, rice, grains, legumes, corn, flours

References

GMO Compass
Food Info

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