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Pure Appl. Chem., 2009, Vol. 81, No. 1, pp. 97-104

Isolation and evaluation of some physicochemical properties of Parkia biglobosa starch

Nnemeka Edith Ihegwuagu1, Moses Olubayo Omojola2, Martins Ochobiojo Emeje3 and Olobayo Olufunsho Kunle3

1 Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
2 Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria
3 National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Abuja, Nigeria

Abstract: This paper describes the isolation and physicochemical characterization of starch obtained from Parkia biglobosa (African locust bean). The results show that the properties of starch from this source compare favorably with those of corn starch BP, and suggest that it could be useful as a stabilizer in baking powders and as an emulsifier in the food industry.