Digestibility in the food industry refers to the degree to which a food substance is broken down and absorbed by the digestive system. It is a measure of how well the food is metabolized and utilized by the body. Factors affecting digestibility include the chemical composition of the food, cooking methods, and digestive enzyme activity. The term is often used in the context of evaluating the nutritional value of foods, with more easily digestible foods being considered more nutritious.
The digestibility of modified starch refers to the extent to which it can be broken down and absorbed by the body’s digestive system. The level of digestibility of modified starch may be different compared to native starch, and depends on the type and extent of modification. Some modifications may increase the digestibility of starch, while others may decrease it. In food industry, digestibility is important to consider as it affects the nutritional value and health impact of food products containing starch.
Modified starch can be used as a digestibility enhancer for healthy food as it can be designed to have specific properties such as reduced digestibility, improved tolerance, reduced calorie content, and increased fiber content. These features can contribute to healthier food products and can help manage conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and digestive disorders. In addition, modified starch can improve the texture, stability, and shelf life of food products, making them more appealing and convenient for consumers.