How to Extract Kudzu Starch

Introduction: How to Extract Kudzu Starch

Kudzu in America is invasive so here I'll show you how to use this invasive monster.

Step 1: Find the Crown

Follow the vine till it meets other vines. You should see a big lump. dig there. Once the root is out of the ground, Take a break this is harder than it looks.

Step 2: Chop It Up

chop the root into log shapes.

Step 3: Wash!

Taking a 5 gal bucket, fill with water and scrub dirt and clay and such stuff off the root. YOU DO NOT WANT THIS IN THE STARCH!!!

Step 4: Peel!

Peel the root's outer layer off.

Step 5: Slice

Taking a circular saw slice into bendable pieces.

Step 6: Blend Blend!

Put 5 slices in the blender. Add Lots of water. Blend till soupy.

Step 7: Pour!

Place four layers of cheese cloth on a glass pour some of the soupy mixture in to the cheese cloth.

Step 8: Wait............................random Smiley Face.................................................

After a while, you should see a white layer on the bottom of the glass. This is starch. Wait some more.

Step 9: Pouring Again?!

Slowly empty the cups. Make sure the the starch stays in the glass. Place cup aside, let dry.

Step 10: Starch!

Using a knife, break down the starch to a powder. You're done! Please vote.

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    3 Comments

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    amber.latimore
    amber.latimore

    Question 7 months ago on Step 8

    Thank you for posting these instructions. How long did this process take? Also how long did you wait before you poured the liquid out?

    If you make home made gummies the starch works for that. Pretty much anything that needs starch.

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    sixsmith
    sixsmith

    6 years ago on Introduction

    What sort of things would you recommend using this starch for?