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Kitchen Dictionary: cornstarch


A dense, powdery thickening agent made from part of the corn kernel finely ground.


Season: available year-round

How to prepare: Mix with a small amount of liquid into a slurry or paste before adding to a hot dish, or it will lump. Continued cooking or stirring will cause the thickening to thin.

Substitutions: 2 T all-purpose flour = 1 tbsp cornstarch
2 T granular tapioca = 1 tbsp cornstarch
1 T Arrowroot flour = 1 tbsp cornstarch

More Cornstarch Recipes
Popular Cornstarch Recipes
Creamy Milk Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 487
Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 116.8g 38%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Sugars 1.2g
Protein 0.3g 0%

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