Corn Starch

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Corn Starch is an inexpensive vegan pantry ingredient that is primarily used as a thickening agent in soups, sauces and other cooked vegan recipes.

Corn Starch

Corn Starch

Corn starch is an inexpensive ingredient to thicken sauces and gravies or any other cooked recipe.  To use corn starch as a thickening agent, first disperse it in a little cold water or other “watery” ingredients such as soy sauce, and slowly add it (with constant stirring) to the other ingredients while they are cooking.  About one tablespoon of corn starch will gel about one cup of liquid.  If you have not used corn starch as a thickening agent before, it is best to experiment with it by beginning with lesser amounts, and adding as necessary until the desired consistency is reached.  For thickening non-heated recipes such as salad dressings or frozen desserts, we suggest using guar gum or xanthene gum.  See the nutritional information below.

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Cornstarch

NDB No: 20027

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
1 cup
——-
128.0 g
Proximates
Water
g
8.32
5
0.705
10.650
Energy
kcal
381
0
 
487.680
Energy
kj
1594
0
 
2040.320
Protein
g
0.26
5
0.026
0.333
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.05
3
0.025
0.064
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
91.27
0
 
116.826
Fiber, total dietary
g
0.9
0
 
1.152
Ash
g
0.09
4
0.003
0.115
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
2
7
0.534
2.560
Iron, Fe
mg
0.47
6
0.125
0.602
Magnesium, Mg
mg
3
7
0.124
3.840
Phosphorus, P
mg
13
3
0.598
16.640
Potassium, K
mg
3
7
0.398
3.840
Sodium, Na
mg
9
4
2.545
11.520
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.06
6
0.018
0.077
Copper, Cu
mg
0.050
2
 
0.064
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.053
3
0.023
0.068
Selenium, Se
mcg
2.8
8
0.336
3.584
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.0
0
 
0.000
Thiamin
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Riboflavin
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Niacin
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Folate, total
mcg
0
1
 
0.000
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
0.000
Folate, food
mcg
0
1
 
0.000
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
0
0
 
0.000
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
0.000
Vitamin A, IU
IU
0
0
 
0.000
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
0
0
 
0.000
Vitamin E
mg_ATE
0.000
0
 
0.000
Tocopherol, alpha
mg
0.00
0
 
0.000
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.009
0
 
0.012
4:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
12:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
14:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
16:0
g
0.009
1
 
0.012
18:0
g
0.001
1
 
0.001
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.016
0
 
0.020
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.016
1
 
0.020
20:1
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.025
0
 
0.032
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.025
1
 
0.032
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.000
1
 
0.000
18:4
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
0.000
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.001
76
 
0.001
Threonine
g
0.009
11
 
0.012
Isoleucine
g
0.010
11
 
0.013
Leucine
g
0.036
11
 
0.046
Lysine
g
0.006
68
 
0.008
Methionine
g
0.006
10
 
0.008
Cystine
g
0.006
10
 
0.008
Phenylalanine
g
0.013
11
 
0.017
Tyrosine
g
0.010
11
 
0.013
Valine
g
0.014
10
 
0.018
Arginine
g
0.012
11
 
0.015
Histidine
g
0.008
11
 
0.010
Alanine
g
0.019
10
 
0.024
Aspartic acid
g
0.020
11
 
0.026
Glutamic acid
g
0.053
11
 
0.068
Glycine
g
0.009
11
 
0.012
Proline
g
0.024
11
 
0.031
Serine
g
0.012
11
 
0.015

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

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