New starches from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)--Chinese yam (Dioscorea opposita Thunb.) cultivars.

@article{Shujun2006NewSF,
  title={New starches from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)--Chinese yam (Dioscorea opposita Thunb.) cultivars.},
  author={Wang Shujun and Yu Jinglin and Gao Wenyuan and Liu Hongyan and Xiao Peigen},
  journal={Carbohydrate research},
  year={2006},
  volume={341 2},
  pages={289-93}
}
The starches separated from two different Dioscorea opposita Thunb. cultivars were investigated for morphological, thermal and crystal properties. The shape of starch granules separated from different D. opposita Thunb. cultivars varied from round to oval or irregular. The surface of the starch granules appeared to be smooth without any fissures. The average particle diameter of starches from different D. opposita Thunb. cultivars was 40.3 and 38.7mum for D. 47 and D. SXY starch, respectively… CONTINUE READING