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What foods are considered starches?

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Answered 2011-09-15 23:26:10

Potatoes, beans, pasta

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Starches are also called complex carbohydrates. Some foods that are considered starches are pasta, bread, and crackers, as well as rice. These products are all made from grains.

The link below has a very good list of foods that are starches. It is listed in order from the most popular to the least popular.

Saccharides are what sugars and starches are called as as they are molecules which are carbohydrates.

Foods like bread, grains, etc.

Protein, fruits and veggies, starches.

Starches include starch from potatoes, wheat, corn, tapioca, rice, etc. Starches consists of amylose and amylopectin. Sugars in foods come from many sources and are mainly sucrose, maltose, glucose, fructose, lactose, and galactose.

Foods that are carbohydrates break down into glucose to release energy. Foods that are highest in glucose are starches and have a sweet taste.

Sugars and starches, such as bakery and candy.

The breakdown process of starches takes place in the mouth. We chew our foods and mix it with saliva. This mixture enters the stomach and enzymes such as amylase breaks down starches further. So, the mouth is the first organ to break down starches.

In moderation, I believe so, but maybe not. I'm pretty positive though, as long as your eating other foods and food types along with the starches.

Yes, grains are considered starches.

All foods are made up of starches and sugars. Carbohydrates are mostly starches which are nothing but complex sugars.

Healthy foods that help you grow are those from the basic food groups. These foods would include fruits and vegetables, starches and grains and protein-rich foods.

Sugars and starches are essential nutrients in the body. In most cases, they are considered to be the main source of energy for various processes in the body.

It is true that sugars and starches are the main source of the body's energy. These components are provided to the body in the form of carbohydrates that are found in foods.

The food that contain starches are pasta, bread, cereal, crackers, rice and pretzels

Low carb foods would be foods that do not contain many starches or sugars. High carb foods would be foods like bread or fruit, which contain natural carbsm fibers, and sugars.

Starches such as breads: yams, corn, dressing, and pasta

Iodine on certain foods is used as an indicator of the presence of starches in the food.

Carbohydrates are sugars and starches. Glucose is C6H12O6. Sugar molecules are various configurations of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Starches are polymers of sugar molecules.

Some of the foods that are considered light foods are fresh fruits and vegetables. Other foods include yogurt and Jell-O.

There is a fairly comprehensive list of foods to avoid at this website: A general rule of thumb is that processed sugars and starches should be avoided.

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