Modified food starch

Modified food starch refers to a type of food starch (i.e. corn, wheat, rice, potato or tapioca) that is modified by treatment with certain acids, enzymes or compounds that bleach or alter its chemical properties. It is used to thicken, to improve texture and to maintain the water content of foods. Modified food starch is approved for use as a food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (21CFR172.892) 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.