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Is waxy corn starch vegan?

Waxy corn starch is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is waxy corn starch?

Waxy corn starch is a type of corn starch that is derived from waxy maize, a variety of corn with a high amylopectin content. Unlike regular corn starch, which is primarily composed of amylose, waxy corn starch is rich in amylopectin, a highly branched starch molecule that gives it unique properties. Waxy corn starch is commonly used as a thickener in food applications due to its excellent gelling ability, high viscosity, and smooth texture. It also offers improved freeze-thaw stability and is resistant to retrogradation, making it ideal for use in frozen foods. Additionally, waxy corn starch has a neutral flavor and is gluten-free, making it a versatile ingredient in a wide range of food products.

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