Pre-gelatinized starch is starch cooked and then dried in the starch factory on a drum dryer or in an extruder making the starch cold water soluble
Native starches are essentially insoluble in cold water. Their functionality is the result of the changes they undergo when heated with water. Pre-gelatinized starch is used in many food applications for thickening of desserts, cheese sauce granules, pizza toppings etc., Because of its cold water soluble nature it is also used in textiles and laundry Pre-gelatinized starch is also widely used in oil drilling. The most important physical characterisitics of drilling fluid is the viscosity and the water holding characteristics.