Corn Starch


  • Appearance: Fine, white powder
  • Texture: Smooth and powdery
  • Odor/Taste: Neutral with no discernible taste or odor
  • Composition: Pure corn starch derived from the endosperm of corn kernels
  • Allergens and GMO Status: Generally non-allergenic; GMO and non-GMO variants
  • Certifications: Commonly Kosher and Halal certified

Nutritional Information (Typical Analysis per 100g):

  • Energy: 365 kCal
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
    • Saturated Fat: <0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 91 g
    • Sugars: 0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 9 mg
  • Potassium: 3 mg

Corn starch, also known as maize starch, is a fine, powdery substance extracted from the endosperm of corn kernels. It serves a multitude of purposes in various industries, owing to its excellent thickening properties, neutral taste, and smooth texture. Typically appearing as a white, odorless powder, corn starch is a staple ingredient widely used in culinary, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications.

Chemical Specifications:

  • Moisture Content: Maximum 14%
  • pH Range: 4.5 – 7.0
  • Particle Size: Typically finer than 99.5% through a 100-mesh screen
  • Ash Content: Maximum 0.15%
  • Viscosity: Exhibits excellent thickening properties when mixed with water or other liquids


  • Food Industry: Commonly used as a thickening agent in sauces, soups, puddings, and gravies. It’s also utilized in baking for its ability to improve texture.
  • Pharmaceuticals: Used in the production of medicines, capsules, and tablets.
  • Industrial Use: Finds application in the manufacturing of adhesives, paper, textiles, and biodegradable plastics due to its binding properties.

Storage and Handling:

  • Packaging: Available in various quantities, commonly in bags or containers ranging from a few kilograms to tons.
  • Storage Conditions: Store in a cool, dry place away from moisture and direct sunlight. Ensure proper sealing of the packaging to prevent contamination.

Corn starch’s versatility and stable properties make it a crucial ingredient in various industries, offering an array of functionalities across different applications.