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Starch from potato


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General description

Starch is a carbohydrate reserve in plants and a major source of energy for humans. In plants, starch is found in chloroplasts of leaf and in the amyloplasts of tuber and seeds. Structurally, starch consists of two major polysaccharides, namely amylose and amylopectin. Both consists of chains of -(1,4)-linked D-glucose residues interconnected through -(1,6)-glycosidic linkages. Potato starch is superior to others, functionally, because of its low lipid level. Nutritional composition of starch comprises of rapidly digestible starch, slowly digestible starch, and resistant starch (RS). Amylases are the starch degrading enzymes. Starch digestibility affects the blood glucose levels and is controlled by factors like carbohydrate contents of foods, nutritional composition of starch and cooking foods. Inhibition of pancreatic amylase is of therapeutic importance for delaying starch digestion, to prevent postprandial hyperglycemia. Food industries use starch as thickening agent.


Starch from potato has been used as a substrate for α-amylase inhibition assay, by use of raw and cooked food samples and aerial parts of Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn, as a substrate to determine SusG activity, in animal gut microbiota activity using DNSA assay.


500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. Is Product S2004, soluble starch, suitable for alpha-Amylase detection?

    We have not found S2004 to be suitable for this application.

  6. What concentration of Product S2004, soluble starch, would I use for a 50 % inhibition with α mannoside?

    50% inhibition is observed at 10 - 25 ng/ml per Australian Journal of Chemistry v. 32, 2257 (1979).

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Starch Hydrolysis, Polyphenol Contents, and In Vitro Alpha Amylase Inhibitory Properties of Some Nigerian Foods As Affected by Cooking
Saidu S, et al.
Frontiers in nutrition, 4, 60-60 (2017)
Understanding starch structure: Recent progress
Bertoft E
Agronomy, 7(3), 56-56 (2017)
Amylases: Characteristics and industrial applications
Saini R, et al.
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 6(4), 1865-1871 (2017)
SusG: a unique cell-membrane-associated alpha-amylase from a prominent human gut symbiont targets complex starch molecules
Koropatkin NM and Smith TJ
Structure, 18(2), 200-215 (2010)
Extraction and Optimization of Potato Starch and Its Application as a Stabilizer in Yogurt Manufacturing
Altemimin AB
Foods (Basel, Switzerland), 7(2), 14-14 (2018)


Enzymatic Assay of Pectinase

Objective: To standardize a procedure for determining the enzymatic activity of Pectinase.

Enzymatic Assay of Amyloglucosidase (EC

This procedure may be used for the determination of Amyloglucosidase activity using starch as the substrate.

Enzymatic Assay of α-Amylase (EC

Follow our procedure for the determination of alpha-Amylase activity. This enzymatic assay of a-Amylase guides you through the entire process and necessary calculations.

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