1st Edition

Starch Structure, Properties, and Modifications for Food Applications

Edited By Sneh Punia Bangar, K.V. Sunooj, Anil Kumar Siroha Copyright 2025
    376 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Starch is the principal source of stored energy in plants, and its chemical composition varies depending on the botanical source of the starch. Starch plays a significant role in determining the structural characteristics of finished food products. "Starch: Structure, Properties, and Modifications for Food Applications"  explores the comprehensive overview of the basic structure and properties of starch as well as the modification of starch with physical, chemical, and enzymatic methods. Each chapter presents an in-depth review of a specific research area updated with current research. Chapters of this book provide comprehensive information regarding starch modification, which will help to design new, healthy starch-based food products. 


    Key Features:


    ·         This book will cover the functional characteristics of conventional and non-conventional starches.

    ·         It covers the different methods of starch modification, including physical, chemical, and enzymatic methods.

    ·         The latest information on the properties of modified starch is from different sources.

    ·         This book will explore the current and emerging application trends of modified starches.


    With contributions from esteemed researchers worldwide, this book serves as an invaluable resource for students, food technologists, researchers, and industry professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of modified starches and their diverse applications. We hope that the insights offered within these pages inspire new avenues of research and innovation, ultimately contributing to continued advancement in food technology.

    1. Starch: Properties and Functionality

    Sabah Mounir, Atef Ghandour, Adel Shatta, Eman Farid


    2. Heat Moisture Treatment

    Anil Kumar Siroha, Sneh Punia Bangar, Sukhvinder Singh Purewal, Charan Singh


    3. Microwave Treatment

    Muhammed Navaf, Sneh Punia Bangar, Kappat Valiyapeediyekkal Sunooj


    4. Pre-gelatinized starch

    Lu Liu, Wenjing Chen, Ru Jia, Baodong Zheng, Zebin Guo


    5. High hydrostatic pressure on starch modification: Process conditions, equipment settings, and characteristics of modified starches

    Rosana Colussi, Sabrina Feksa Frasson, Barbara Biduski, Jaspreet Singh


    6. Ultrasound treatment

    Ditimoni Dutta, Nandan Sit

    7. Pulsed Electric Field

    Milad Tavassoli, Behnam Bahramian


    8. Ionizing Radiation

    Mirela Braşoveanu, Betul Oskaybaş Emlek, Hassan Sabbaghi, Kevser Kahraman, Serpil Özturk Muti, Farooq Sher, Monica R. Nemţanu


    9. Nonthermal Plasma

    Okon J. Esua, Clement Ajani, Edidiong J. Bassey, Mfrekemfon G. Akpan, Perpetual O. Onyeaka, Igwe Victory, Deandrae L. Smith


    10. Milling

    Basheer Aaliya, Sneh Punia Bangar,  Kappat Valiyapeediyekkal Sunooj


    11. Acid Hydrolysis

    Rafael Audino Zambelli, Matheus Calixto Saraiva, Andressa Barbosa Barroso, Mariana Lopes dos Anjos


    12. Acetylation/esterification of starch

    Ranjan Kaushik, Ankit Kumar, Neha Rani, Rekha Phogat, Rakesh Gehlot


    13. Oxidation of starch

    Plachikkattu Parambil Akhila, Sneh Punia Bangar, Kappat Valiyapeediyekkal Sunooj


    14. Starch grafting

    Afreen Sultana, Min Jae Shin, Simoneth Paulina Jimenez


    15. Enzymatic Modifications: Properties and Applications

    Guifang Huang, Long Chen, Ming Miao


    Sneh Punia Bangar, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University, United States. Her research interest includes the extraction and functional characterization of functional foods, starches, modified starches, biopolymers, and nanocomposite films/coatings. She has authored or co-authored more than 150 research/review articles, 12 authored/edited books, 35 book chapters, and 20 conference proceedings/seminars. Currently, she is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization (Springer), an editorial board member of the International Journal of Food Science and Technology (Wiley),  Academic editor of the Journal of Food Quality (Hindawi), and a Section Editor of Current Food Science and Technology Reports (Springer). Her significant contributions to academia and research were acknowledged with the "Award of Honour" in 2019 for her outstanding achievements. She is the recipient of the GSG Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant (2022) and CAFLS Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award (2023) at Clemson University, USA. Dr. Bangar has been listed (2023) in "World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists," published by Stanford University, USA. Also, she received the " Professor Gurcharan Bains Award" from the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India) in 2023 for her incredible contribution to Food Science and Technology. She has an H-index of 45 with ~6000 citations, as per Google Scholar.


    Dr. Kappat Valiyapeediyekkal Sunooj, Ph.D. currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, R. Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapet. Dr. KV SUNOOJ has more than 16 years of experience teaching and conducting research in the area of food technology. He obtained a master's degree from the University of Calicut in 2003 and a PhD from the Defence Food Research laboratory (Ministry of Defence, DRDO), Mysore (Awarded by University of Mysore). He started his career as a Lecturer at the University of Calicut, Kerala, India. After completing Ph.D., he joined as an Assistant professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology, Pondicherry University in 2009. Dr. Sunooj's teaching and research interests are in the area of Food material Science, Biopolymers, and Non-conventional starch. He has more than 100 international publications, including book chapters. He is a member of several international associations, a member of the governing body and research council member of Amala Cancer Research Center, Kerala, and a member of the board of studies at the University of Calicut.


    Anil Kumar Siroha, PhD, is presently working as an Assistant Professor (Food Science and Technology) at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University College of Agriculture, Bawal (Rewari), Haryana. From January 2018 to June 2023, he worked as Assistant Professor (C) in the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST), Chaudhary Devi Lal University (CDLU), Sirsa (Haryana), India. He received his doctorate in FST from CDLU, Sirsa. His areas of interest include starch, starch modification, and the development of new products. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 research/review articles, 20 book chapters, 05 edited books, and 01 authored book. His significant contributions to research and publication were acknowledged with the Certificate of Felicitation in 2022 and Prof. Carl Hoseney Award in 2023. Dr. Siroha also serves as a reviewer for various national and international journals. He is an active member of the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) (AFSTI) in Mysuru, India. As per Google Scholar, he has an H-index of 19 with ~1155 citations.