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Organic Corn Starch

From: £5.32

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Description

Organic Corn starch is a light powdery flour great for thickening.

Our organic corn starch is produced by removing the protein and fibre of the corn kernel. The remaining part of the kernel is called the endosperm and this is then processed into corn starch. If you ever wanted to know how corn starch thickens, here you go…… As the corn starch is hydrated and heated the starch granules swell and soften. Eventually, the granules burst and amylopectin leaches out into the surrounding water, and the mixture thickens!

Corn starch is perfect for thickening sauces without adding wheat flour to your meal.  Shop bought gravies and sauces are full of unhealthy ingredients, flavour enhancers and gluten containing flours.   Our organic corn starch is a great staple to have in the cupboard and makes a perfect base for gravy on your Sunday roast.

If you like being creative and avoiding chemicals on your skin then check out our family tips for ways to make your own deodorant and blusher using corn starch!

Because it has thickening and binding properties corn starch can be used in the place of eggs in vegan cooking.  It can also be used in breads, cakes and pancakes for a gluten free alternative to traditional wheat based flours .  Corn starch works well combined with other flours such as tigernut flouralmond flour or buckwheat flour.

Our organic corn starch is completely free of GMO corn and is not irradiated so makes a healthy alternative to non-organic corn starch.  If you want to learn more about choosing organic read our blog on why organic is better.

Ingredients: Organic Corn

Origin: Austria

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts, celery, mustard

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Nutritional Information

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 1484kj/354kcal
Fat 0.5g
of which saturates 0.1g
Carbohydrate 87g
of which sugars 0g
Fibre 0g
Protein 0.5g
Salt 0.001g
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Cooking Instructions

  1. To thicken hot liquids, mix our organic corn starch with a little cold water until smooth. Stir into hot liquid until blended. Stir constantly and bring to a boil.
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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.

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Family Tip:

  1. Corn starch makes a great veggie gravy.  Simply use vegetable stock, salt, pepper and corn flour to thicken.
  2. It combines well with other flours for a lighter texture and you will find it in lots of gluten free recipes.
  3. If you don’t use eggs for allergy or ethical reasons then try mixing 1 tbsp of corn starch with 3 tbsp of water.
  4. If you want to avoid chemicals you can make your own blusher out of corn starch! Mix together ¼ cup of corn starch with 1-3 teaspoons of hibiscus powder, add more if you like it pinker.