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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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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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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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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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Although cornstarch is a common ingredient used in cooking, eating cornstarch can give some people abdominal pain or cause an intestinal blockage, states MedlinePlus. It's unlikely that ingesting cooking cornstarch will ... More »

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High fructose corn syrup is made by milling cornstarch from corn, combining the cornstarch with water, and adding an enzyme to shorten the starch's glucose chain. A second enzyme is added to produce glucose, and a third ... More »

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According to Joyofbaking.com, when cornstarch is used for thickening, it is acceptable to replace it with all-purpose flour using a ratio of 1:2. Therefore, if the recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 2 tablespoo... More »

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