Urban Platter Wheat Starch Powder, 400g
Wheat starch is the sugar that is stored in the plant’s sugar storage cells. According to the International Starch Institute, the sugar granule transform into starch that can then be processed into a powdered form. Wheat starch can be used as a food additive and as a production component in the textile and paper industries. Wheat starch is similar in appearance to cornstarch or flour in its processed state.
Wheat starch is similar to cornstarch in appearance and use when a recipe calls for a thickening agent. The white powder, when combined with a small amount of water, helps stabilize food sauces and dessert puddings.
Wheat starch is often an ingredient in sweeteners such as glucose syrup, malotdextrins and s form of sugar called dextrose.
Book Repair Paste
Wheat paste uses are not limited to food. The powder can be mixed with water and heated to form a paste that is often used to repair book bindings and paper. Wheat starch paste must be refrigerated once it has been mixed and cooked, to avoid spoilage.
The textile industry uses wheat paste as a sizer, when producing fabrics for wear. A sizer is a substance that give the material a protective barrier, and makes the fabric wearable. The International Starch Institute estimates that about 40 percent of starches that are being produced–of which wheat starch is one–is used by the paper industry.