Maizena vs. Cornflour

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  • Maizena

    Corn starch or maize starch is the starch derived from the corn (maize) grain. The starch is obtained from the endosperm of the kernel. Corn starch is a common food ingredient, used in thickening sauces or soups, and in making corn syrup and other sugars. It is versatile, easily modified, and finds many uses in industry as adhesives, in paper products, as an anti-sticking agent, and textile manufacturing. It has medical uses, such as to supply glucose for people with glycogen storage disease. Like many products in dust form, it can be hazardous in large quantities due to its flammability.

  • Maizena (noun)

    Cornflour, cornstarch.

  • Cornflour (noun)

    A very fine starch powder derived from maize (US corn) used in cooking as a thickener, to keep things from sticking, or as an anti-caking agent.

  • Maizena (noun)

    A trademark for: maize flour as used in cooking; any similar flour used as a thickening agent.

  • Cornflour (noun)

    finely ground maize flour, used for thickening sauces.

Oxford Dictionary

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