the insoluble or gel component of starch that forms a paste with water, but does not solidify, and that turns red in iodine.
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- Compare amylose.
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How to use amylopectin in a sentence
Amylose is a long, straight chain of glucose molecules, while amylopectin has lots of branches, and it’s the ratio between the two that informs how a starch behaves, Steffens says.5 ways cornstarch can change your life, in and out of the kitchen | Maggie Galloway | January 28, 2022 | Popular-Science
The two main molecules of that starch, a type of carbohydrate, are amylose and amylopectin, deposited in solid granules throughout the plant.
British Dictionary definitions for amylopectin
the major component of starch (about 80 per cent), consisting of branched chains of glucose units. It is insoluble and gives a red-brown colour with iodine: Compare amylose
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