Rice starch

Rice starch is a polysaccharide obtained from rice, Oryza sativa.  Worldwide, natural starch is an important source of energy. Humans and other animals have enzymes that are able to digest starch into its glucose components, so it can be easily digested. Rice starch is an approved food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.