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What is Rice Starch?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
What is Rice Starch?

There is hardly a person, who does not know what starch is. Although starch has many negative effects, it is an important source of B vitamins, calcium, iron and fiber.

You've probably heard that starch can cause the formation of cancer cells, which has not yet been proven. With starchy food, a lot of weight is gained.

There are many types of food that contain starch - potatoes, rice, corn flour, wheat, wholemeal flour.

Now we will dwell in more detail on starch, which is contained in rice. Rice is the second most starchy food. It contains 68.3 grams of starch, has a lot of fiber, carbohydrates and very little fat. It also contains vitamin B, potassium, phosphorus and amino acids. Compared to other foods, the starch in rice has very small particles.

Rice starch is used to thicken sauces and also in the pharmaceutical industry to make some medicines.

Rice starch is a good ally for better health. It has soothing and moisturizing properties, that make it one of the main ingredients in cosmetics for babies and not only that.

Rice starch has no taste and looks very fine. It does not dissolve in water. To get rice starch, you have to eat rice that has small, round grains, which contain a lot of amylopectin and glucose. Rice starch is a very soothing, hydrating and remineralizing agent.

As such, it is used in natural cosmetics. A little rice flour mixed with a little water, if massaged on the skin of the body and especially on the face, in the morning or evening, results in its cleansing.



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