Common Name
Corn starch, cornstarch, or maize starch
Presence in Nature

Species: Zea mays


Starch derived from the corn (maize) grain. The starch is obtained from the endosperm of the kernel.

Common Uses

Common food ingredient, used as a thickener, and in making corn syrup and other sugars.  Used in industry as adhesives, in paper products, as an anti-sticking agent, and in textile manufacturing.