Physicochemical and Binder Properties of Starch Obtained from Cyperus esculentus

  title={Physicochemical and Binder Properties of Starch Obtained from Cyperus esculentus},
  author={Rahul V. Manek and Philip F. Builders and William M. Kolling and Martins Ochubiojo Emeje and Olobayo Olufunsho Kunle},
  journal={AAPS PharmSciTech},
The purpose of this study was to isolate starch from the tubers of Cyperus esculentus L. and evaluate its physicochemical and binder properties. Extraction of starch using sodium metabisulfite yielded 37 g of starch per 100 g of the tubers. Scanning electron microscopy indicated that Cyperus starch consists of oval to elliptical particles with a smooth surface. Cyperus starch demonstrates a narrow particle size distribution with a mean of 8.25 μm. Cyperus starch conforms well to United States… CONTINUE READING
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