The tubers being reduced to pulp with water, the fecula subsides, and is washed and dried for commerce.
About twice as much water as fecula will bring the paste to proper consistency.
There are three main methods of saccharifying the fecula or starch of the potato.
By means of a rose, c, water is sprinkled over the entire surface of the sieve and separates the fecula from the fibrous matter.
With this fecula was mingled a mucilaginous juice of disagreeable flavor, but which it would be easy to get rid of by pressure.
Most of the arrow-root, the fecula of the Maranta arudinacea, sold by druggists, is a mixture of potatoe starch and arrow-root.
Starch (Farina or fecula) is the form in which this common plant material is, as it were, laid by for future use.
fecula, fek′ū-la, n. starch obtained as a sediment by breaking down certain plants or seeds in water.
This mixture should be constantly stirred as otherwise the fecula will sink to the bottom.
Of plants yielding starch we have the Indian arrowroot, which is the fecula in the rhizomata of several species of the Marantaceæ.