A type of polysaccharide
found in plant
s which is not crystalline
in structure; a complex carbohydrate
. In general, a pure starch has the chemical formula of (C6
starches are broken down by the body into simple sugar
s) before absorption
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.