starches

A starch is a carbohydrate that is the chief form of stored energy in plants, especially wheat, corn, rice, and potatoes. Starch is a kind of polysaccharide and forms a white, tasteless powder when purified. It is an important source of nutrition and is also used to make adhesives, paper, and textiles.

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starch
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starch. (n.d.) American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. (2011). Retrieved May 6 2015 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/starch
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