How can we check the presence of starch in a given medium?State it experimentally.

Asked by JAYA SINGH | 21st Mar, 2012, 05:52: PM

Expert Answer:

Add few drops of Iodine reagent to the solution to be tested or directly on the food to be tested (like a potato or other materials such as bread, crackers, or flour). A blue-black color results if starch is present. If the food or solution does not contain starch, the drops will stay the same color (reddish-orange).

Answered by  | 22nd Mar, 2012, 08:51: AM

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