Starch IP

Starch or amylum is a polymeric carbohydrate consisting of a large number of glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds. Pure starch is a white, tasteless and odorless powder that is insoluble in cold water or alcohol. It consists of two types of molecules: the linear and helical amylose and the branched amylopectin. It occurs as white powder, insoluble in water.


As an additive for food processing, food starches are typically used as thickeners and stabilizers in foods such as puddings, custards. In the pharmaceutical industry, starch is also used as an excipient, as tablet disintegrant, and as binder.


General Specifications

Test Specification
Characters A very fine, white or slightly yellowish powder or irregular white masses which are readily reducible to powder, creaks when pressed between the fingers; odorless and tasteless

Test (A)

Test (B)





(a)Specified Test.

(b)Specified Test. Thin and cloudy mucilage is produced with all starches except potato starch which gives thick and more transparent mucilage.

(c)Specified Test. a dark blue color is produced, which disappears on heating and reappears on cooling.

Solubility Practically insoluble in cold water and in ethanol (95%).
Acidity Not more than 2.0ml of 0.1M sodium hydroxide is required to change the color of the solution.
Iron Maximum 40ppm
Fluorescence No fluorescence should be visible under screened ultra-violet light.
Oxidizing No distinct brown or blue color is observed
Sulpahted ash Maximum 0.6% except for rice starch
Loss on drying Not more than 15% except potato starch


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


GLP, cGMP (FDA) Approved, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 17025, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, FSSAI, Halal and Kosher certified.
We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

    Product Enquiry