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Cornstarch

About the ingredient cornstarch. Including 2,576 recipes with cornstarch, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.

 

What is cornstarch?

Corn starch , cornstarch , or cornflour is the starch of the corn grain obtained from the endosperm of the corn kernel. It has a distinctive appearance and feel when mixed raw with water or milk, giving easily to gentle pressure but resisting sudden pressure. It is usually included as an anticaking agent in powdered sugar.

For this reason, recipes calling for powdered sugar often require at least light cooking to remove the raw corn starch taste. Corn starch or cornflour is also used as a thickening agent in soups and liquid-based foods, such as sauces, gravies and custard.

As the starch is heated, the molecular chains unravel, allowing them to collide with other starch chains to form a mesh, thickening the liquid.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size cup (128g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 487Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 116.8g 39%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cornstarch is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cornstarch is a member of the Cereal Grains and Pasta US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does cornstarch weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup 128 grams

Cereal Grains and Pasta

In Chinese:玉米淀粉
British (UK) term:
en français:maïzena
en español:maicena

Recipes using cornstarch

There are 2576 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Mark's Eggless Pancakes
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Mark's Eggless Pancakes recipe

Veg Manchurian
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Vegetable Manchurian was a great combo with Egg Fried Rice.We normally make Cauliflower Manchurian as a side dish for Fried Rice.This dish ends up being a clean up dish as you can add all your veggies that you might have left overs and tastes great.

Veg Manchurian
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Superb Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream
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Love the deep-rich chocolate taste, and the roasted hazelnut just added in another kick. Absolutely to die for.

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A delightful feast of succulent chunks of chicken, mingling harmoniously with the fresh crunch of broccoli, celery, and carrots, all coated in a delectable savory sauce. This dish presents a perfect amalgamation of flavors and textures, making it a feast for both your taste buds and your eyes.

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My intention was to combine flavors of shrimp and beef inside the meat as well as inside the sauce..

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I like this sour flavor. The best over buckwheat, but all is fine when over rice, potatoes, noodles, or just with lettuce mix. You may use pickled grilled red pepper.

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Mini Pancakes with Berry Sauce
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Favorite Beef and Broccoli
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Simple ingredients and authentic technique get this sensational Broccoli Beef stirfry on the table in a flash. Faster than delivery or takeout!

Favorite Beef and Broccoli
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Simple ingredients and authentic technique get this sensational Broccoli Beef stirfry on the table in a flash. Faster than delivery or takeout!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake recipe

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
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New Corn Chowder, Southern Style
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Best Apple Crumble Pie
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Manchow Soup
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A healthier version of the classic Australian pudding

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