StarchPor Bento, Luis San Miguel
Inserida em 2010-08-19 Actualizada em 2010-08-19
Starch is an indigenous polysaccharides from cane sugar. Its content on cane depend on cane variety. Presence of starch in different varieties were studied by Godshall (Table 1).
Starch in sugar cane exist in two forms: amilose and amilopectin. Amilose presnt a molecular weight between 100 and 1,000 D and amilopectin betwwen 10,000 and 100,000 D.
Removal of starch from sugar products can be done enzymaticaly using alfa - amilase.
Moodley et al, 2002, refer that Carbonataion in cane sugar refineries removes 93% of starch (values obtained in lab tests).
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