Modified food starch is a term representing a variety of starches which have been treated in one of many ways, that may be derived from a variety of plant sources. Different modified starches have different applications across a number of food items, including extending shelf-life, improving stability of a product between freezing and thawing, and improving texture.

Health considerations

Modified starches are highly refined products that are largely stripped of the nutrients and fiber found in the whole form of the plant from which the starch is derived.

Keep in mind

As modified starches may come from a variety of plants, those with allergies and sensitivities to items such as corn, tapioca, potatoes, arrowroot, and wheat should look for specific listings.

May be found in

Salad dressing, soup, baked goods, processed meats, frozen foods


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