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How to convert starch into glucose? Trying to make sweet rice- or oat-milk.? Answered

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I am trying to make rice milk or oat milk , and I need to know how I can convert the starches in those grains into glucose to make the result  taste sweet... I don´t want to add any sugar...

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FoolishSageBest Answer (author)2011-11-25

Googling "convert starch sugar" or "convert starch glucose" comes with several relevant hits. It seems that the amylase enzyme breaks down starch into simple sugars. I am not sure where you would get it but I saw some reference to brewing so you might try stores that supply home brewing.

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Fypsigon (author)FoolishSage2011-11-29

ok...I should probably look into the brewing thing...

Are there any other common things that contain amylase, other than maltet grains?

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FoolishSage (author)Fypsigon2011-11-29

human saliva, pancreas, ginger, raw sweet potato; corn, barley, wheat, oats. rice and other grains, reishi mushrooms, beet roots, leaves and stems; banana, cabbage, egg, kidney been; maple sap, Milk, Raw honey, sugar cane

google is your friend! :D

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Fypsigon (author)FoolishSage2011-11-30

...for this kind of question I like instructables better....so many experts on so many different things! And thanks, FoolishSage!

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Fypsigon (author)Kiteman2011-11-25

Thanks Kiteman!

...unfortunately cooking only converts some of the starch, not enough to make the result as sweet as I want....

When I buy rice- or oat-milk it is much sweeter (without any sugar added)...

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Kiteman (author)Fypsigon2011-11-26

If you read further, they talk about adding acid.

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rickharris (author)2011-11-25

See the bit about Sulfuric acid - which is the process to make glucose from Starch

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