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Some individuals compulsively eat Argo laundry starch or other starch brands because they suffer from a physiological condition known as pica, which may be caused by a mineral deficiency. When the deficiency is identifie... More »

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Health Guide Info claims that excessive consumption of raw cornstarch may result in anemia, malnutrition, and intestinal blockage, making it harmful to a person's health. However, cornstarch is acceptable is small amount... More »

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Chewing ice can be a symptom of iron deficiency anemia but can also be related to pica, a condition in which people crave and chew nonfood items like ice, soil or paper, notes Mayo Clinic. Doctors don't know what causes ... More »

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Modified corn starch, also called modified food starch, is used by food manufacturers as a substitute for flour or cornstarch as a thickener, emulsifier or stabilizer in food products. Some examples are ClearJel, Instant... More »

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Custard powder is predominantly made of a starch, such as tapioca or cornstarch, along with flavoring such as vanilla, salt and annatto for color. The powder is colored and flavored so that it gains the look and flavor o... More »

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Some good pre-made dough brands are Leadbetter's Bake Shop and Pillsbury. Pre-made dough can cut down on cooking and baking time significantly and stores in the freezer for use at any time. More »

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Bob's Red Mill, GF Harvest, Montana Gluten-Free, Glutenfreeda Foods and Holly's Oatmeal are several brands that offer gluten-free oats. Although oats are inherently gluten-free, they are usually cross-contaminated during... More »

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