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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MODIFICATION OF NATURAL POLYMERS BY THERMO-MECHANICAL PROCESSING Title: Recent processing methods for preparing starch-based bioproducts

item Fanta, George
item Felker, Frederick
item Shogren, Randal

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 3, 2010
Publication Date: February 6, 2012
Citation: Fanta, G.F., Felker, F.C., Shogren, R.L. 2012. Recent processing methods for preparing starch-based bioproducts. In: Dunford, N., editor. Food and Industrial Bioproducts and Bioprocessing. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 37-72.

Technical Abstract: There is currently an intense interest in starch-based materials because of the low cost of starch, the replacement of dwindling petroleum-based resources with annually-renewable feedstocks, the biodegradability of starch-based products, and the creation of new markets for farm commodities. Non-traditional processing methods have been developed to modify starch properties for a wide range of end-use applications. The most important of these methods include annealing and heat-moisture treatment, high-pressure treatment, microwave processing, treatment with ultrasound, processing with supercritical fluids, extrusion processing, and steam jet cooking. The current literature in these areas has been reviewed.

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