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Surprising uses for cornstarch

25 mayo, 2021

The cornstarch It is one of the most used products in the kitchen world, that is why we invite you to discover everything about it.

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What is cornstarch?

It is also known as corn starch or cornstarch, since it is the starch that is obtained from corn and is used as a thickener in atoles, soups, sauces, creams, ice cream, among other products, you can also use it as flour to make some breads .

The cornstarch is obtained from the corn plant, which goes through a whole process of extraction of nutrients, starch, oils and proteins, which are then separated so that only the starch remains. Cornstarch, like others, is distinguished by being a very fine white powder.

It is within the group of cereals, so it provides a large amount of carbohydrates that are good for providing energy and improving digestion. Being a gluten-free product, it is a good option for celiacs.

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Nutrients in cornstarch

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Minerals: magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, iron and zinc.
Cornstarch

Cornstarch is one of the best natural remedies.

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Surprising uses for cornstarch

  1. Relieves baby rash and irritation.
  2. Eliminate oil or ink stains, you just have to apply it to the stain, leave it to act overnight and then rub with a brush.
  3. To thicken sauces and soups, it is best to mix it with a little water or milk and then add it to the recipe, thus avoiding lumps.
  4. Relieves sunburns, irritations and stings, just mix cornstarch with water to create a paste and apply on the affected areas, it will give you a feeling of freshness.
  5. It is very good to prepare a mask and eliminate excess oil on the skin.
  6. It helps to combat athlete’s foot, you just have to put a little in the shoes.
  7. Combat greasy hair, the ideal is to apply it with a little water and leave it to act for 30 minutes before rinsing.
  8. Keep your pet clean, put a little cornstarch on his brush and brush it to better maintain his hair.

Tip:

Since it is a very durable ingredient, you run the risk of assuming that it will last forever, however, like everything, it has a life span. To know if it is still fresh, you just have to add a tablespoon in 1/2 glass of vinegar, if it fizzes (bubbles) you can still use it.

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