the soluble or sol component of starch that forms a stiff gel at ordinary temperatures and turns blue in iodine.
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- Compare amylopectin.
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How to use amylose in a sentence
Cornstarch is high in amylose, Provost says, so it is particularly effective at priming the potatoes for crispiness.
This lets the starches fully swell and sets up the amylose spread and cross-link.
British Dictionary definitions for amylose
the minor component (about 20 per cent) of starch, consisting of long unbranched chains of glucose units. It is soluble in water and gives an intense blue colour with iodine: Compare amylopectin
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