Our core value of ‘Customer Focussed Innovation’ has made us emerge as one of the largest suppliers of wide varieties of starch in Salem. We are wholesellers of below products.
Tapioca Starch Fine Grade-Unmeshed
Tapioca Starch Fine Grade-Meshed
Dextrine Fine Quantity Dart %26amp; Light Colour
Phippi Flour First Grade
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Welcome to Shri Bhavani Company :
Dealers in : Sago, Starch, Dextrine, Maize Starch & Tapioca Flour.
Starch - Sources Properties And Productions:
Introduction: Starch is one of the most widely distributed substances in nature, occurring in most plants and sometimes in abundant quantity. It is formed in the leaves and green parts of the plant from atmospheric water and carbon dioxide , through the agency of Chlorophyll and sunlight . During the hours of darkness, the starch is broken down into sugars which are transported by means of cell juice to other parts of the plant. Some of the sugars are re-converted into Starch and it is by this means that Starch is built up in the fruits , bulbs and tubers of the various plants.
It is from these sources of concentrated material that the commercial Starch is obtained. A variety of methods is used to separate the starch from the protein and fibers which are also present and these are recovered in various forms . It has now been realized that some of these by-products are more valuable than the Starch itself.
Tapioca Starch is isolated from the tuberous roots of the manioc plant, which grows mainly in equatorial climates. Depending on the region of growth, plants may be known as mandioca, yucca, cassava or tapioca.
Tapioca was introduced in India during the later part of the 18th Century . Today in India, tapioca is grown over an area of 3 lakhs hectares with a production capacity of over 60 lakhs tons of tubers. Though Kerala ranks first in cultivation and production in the Country, Tamilnadu stands first in respect of processing of tapioca into Starch and Sago
( Sabudana) and hence this crop has now acquired a status of the one of the important commercial crops of the State.
The Tapioca Starch and Sago Industry is mainly concentrated in SALEM District of Tamilnadu. There are about 1000 Sago and Starch Industries in small scale sector scattered throughout the State of which about 800 units are located in and around Salem District.
The process of manufacture of Starch from Corn, Tapioca or any other Starchy material consists of rupturing cell walls when the enclosed starch granules are exposed and washed to remove cellulose. Cereal or Plant, from which starch is to be manufactured is washed with water in a washing machine when any dirt sticking is washed away.
After washing it is disintegrated mechanically when a paste like mass called pulp is obtained containing starch granules exposed after disintegration along with finely divided fibrous tissue. The mixture is taken to a sifting machine and thoroughly washed with water and hen sieved through fine brass-wire, sieves when coarser particles of cellulose are left behind on the sieve and smaller particles of starch and some fibrous matter pass down as milky aqueous suspension. This is allowed to stand when heavier starch granules settle at the bottom. The lighter particle of cellulose are deposited to a very small extend and that too only in the last layers and are scraped off.
The Starch pulp so obtained is again treated with water when starch particles settle down and the supernatant layer is decanted off. It is then centrifuged to free it from the bulk of water present and slowly dried in air or by treating it gently in ovens or dryer till it contains only 12-14% moisture where it is ready for the market.