Banana starch

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Banana starch at 200x


Banana starch at 200x
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A high quality starch obtained from plaintain banana (Musa x paradisiaca). Banana starch grains are lenticular in shape and a little smaller than Potato starch. It forms a starch paste similar to Cornstarch.

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Starch content is about 25%;
  • Granule size is 5-70 microns
  • Gelatination temperature = 77.6°C

Resources and Citations

  • L. A. Bello-Pérez et al, Morphological and Molecular Studies of Banana Starch, Food Science and Technology International, Vol. 11, No. 5, 367-372 (2005).