Starches are complex carbohydrates that your body breaks down into glucose, which is then used for energy.
Your body can use glucose from starches more slowly than it can from other types of carbohydrates, such as sugars. This slower release of glucose into your bloodstream can help keep your blood sugar levels more stable.
Supplying Starches is Our Bread and Butter
There are two types of starches: resistant starch and digestible starch. Resistant starch is not broken down by your body and passes through your digestive system mostly unchanged. This type of starch is found in unripe bananas, cooked and cooled potatoes, and raw legumes. Digestible starch is broken down by your body into glucose and used for energy. This type of starch is found in cooked potatoes, grains, and legumes.
Starches are a good source of energy and essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They also play an important role in many foods, such as providing structure, texture, and flavor. When choosing foods that contain starch, it’s important to consider the other nutrients they offer, such as fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Whole grains, legumes, and potatoes are good sources of starch. Refined grains, such as white bread and pasta, have been stripped of some of their nutrients during processing.
Your Trusted Starch Supplier
North Central Companies is your trusted source for all types of starches, including resistant starch and digestible starch. We offer a wide variety of products to meet your needs, including potato starch, tapioca starch, rice starch, and more. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help you.