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NOTE: Cavities in Porous Corn Starch Provide a Large Storage Space (1).

Jingan Zhao (2), Michael A. Madson (2), and Roy L. Whistler (2,3). (1) Contribution of the Whistler Center For Carbohydrate Research. (2) Department of Food Science, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907. (3) Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907. Corresponding author. Fax: 317/494-7897. Accepted February 26, 1996. Copyright 1996 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

Glucoamylase hydrolysis of corn starch granules for 4 hr at 60°C yields 14% D-glucose, producing boreholes with visible outlets on the granule surface that penetrate the granule connecting with each other in the interior to create a cavern capable of carrying 54% or more weight of substances such as peppermint oil.

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