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- Garcia-Diaz, S., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Food chemistry 2016 v.207 pp. 139-147
- X-radiation; calcium; calcium carbonate; cations; corn; corn starch; crystal structure; dispersions; gelatinization; hydrolysis; microscopy; nixtamalization; particle size distribution; protons; rheology; starch; viscoelasticity
- ... Using calcium salts instead of lime allows for an ecological nixtamalization of maize grains, where the negative contamination impact of the traditional lime nixtamalization is reduced. This work assessed the effects of calcium carbonate (0.0–2.0%w/w CaCO3) on the morphology, crystallinity, rheology and hydrolysis of gelatinized maize starch dispersions (GMSD). Microscopy analysis showed that CaCO ...