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starch in Cooking topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstarchstarch1 /stɑːtʃ $ stɑːrtʃ/ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]DFN a substance which provides your body with energy and is found in foods such as grain, rice, and potatoes, or a food that contains this substance syn carbohydrate He eats a lot of starch. Avoid fatty foods and starches.2 [uncountable]DFC a substance that is mixed with water and is used to make cloth stiff
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starchStarches such as potatoes are a necessary part of most good diets.Baked stuffed potatoes are an indulgent starch.They are preferable to many sauces traditionally thickened with roux or other starches.At this stage the fruit is hard and one quarter starch.Easy-cook rice is par-boiled to remove the surface starch that causes the problems when cooking other long grain rices.What I wan na do is load this kid up with all the starch he can take.The starch in her collar had gone limp with the soaking.