THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF STARCH DERIVED FROM TACCA INVOLUCRATA

  • AA Attama Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • MU Adikwu Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Keywords: Physicochemical properties, starch, Tacca involucrata, Taccaceae

Abstract

Tacca starch was extracted from the root tubers of Tacca involucrata. The starch granules are predominantly oval with single, double or triple cleft helium. It gelatinizes at 52-65oC and has an amylose content of 36%.

Key Words: Physicochemical properties, starch, Tacca involucrata, Taccaceae

Nig. J. Nat Prod. And Med. Vol.3 1999: 71-73
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