Rice starch also called rice flour. Rice starch is regarded as a major cereal starches with many functional properties. It is obtained from different rice cultivars. Rice starch isolation is a different process than others due to its unique protein composition. The isolation process consists of process such as separation of starch from protein, fiber, and lipid. Generally, 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of uncooked rice contains approximately 80.4 grams of carbohydrates, of which nearly 63.6% is starch content.
Rice starch is classified by small grains which are in the range of nearly 2-8 µm, which are very small as compared to other cereals, roots, and tubers. Rice starch is one of the very fine tasteless and grained powder which is produced by dealing out and processing with raw rice. Rice starch is useful in offering smooth textures and feels and in addition, serves as one of the natural fat replacer. Rice starches are useful in various industries such as chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, food industry, and cosmetic industry. In food industry, it is useful in preparing of many products such as processed food mixes, pharmaceutical medicines, and jarred baby foods. It is also used as the popular substitute for the modern powdered gelatin. Extracting rice starch is helpful in producing great quantity of fiber and protein excess.
Major attributes of rice starch are, neutral taste, white color, transparent gel, soft creamy texture, possible fat replacer, GMO-, gluten- and allergen free, and great digestibility. Rice starch can be modified using chemical such as 2-octenyl succinic anhydride. The modified rice starch shows increased paste viscosity, swelling volume, and reduced GT
Rice starch is of two types such as industry grade rice starch and food grade rice starch. Industry grade rice starch is usually used at cosmetic industry, spinning industry, and papermaking industry. Food grade rice starch is commonly used in pharmaceutical industry and food industry. Moreover, rice starch is mostly used in various personal care products and cosmetics along with food and beverage industries. Increasing awareness about the various advantages of rice starch among consumers and shifting preference towards the products of natural origin which has natural qualities, organic in nature, and beneficial for health.
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The rice starch adoption in North America and Europe will register substantial growth rate over the next ten years. Due to increasing demand of rice starch from end user industries such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products, and others. Moreover, the usage in Asia Pacific is rapidly increasing due to higher application in cosmetics and personal care products and significantly growing food and beverage sector coupled with increasing population in countries such as Japan, China, and India.
There are many key vendors in the target market, and are offering products at competitive prices. The some of the players are, AGRANA, Anhui Le Huan Tian Biotechnology, WFM Wholesome Foods, BENEO, Ingredion, Bangkok starch, Thai Flour, Golden Agriculture, and Anhui Lianhe. The key players are focusing on launching new products into market, in order to expand its customer footfall and cater the growing demand for rice starch.