Corn Starch Substitutes

This article provides an overview of corn starch, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make corn starch substitutes.

What is Corn Starch?

Corn starch is the starch derived from the corn grain. It is a commonly used ingredient in many recipes, especially as a thickening agent in sauces or soups. It is also used to make corn syrup and other sugars. It’s so versatile, it is also used as an industrial product and in medical procedures.

What does Corn Starch taste like?

Corn starch should not be eaten on its own, It should not add much flavor to recipes and solely be used for structural purposes.

Is Corn Starch readily available in Supermarkets?

Cornstarch should be found readily in supermarkets, it will usually be with the other baked goods. There are often many brands, the most common are Argo and Bob’s Red Mill.

What are some alternative names for Corn Starch?

The most common alternative names for corn starch include corn flour and maize starch, they are all the same thing. These names are usually used outside of the United States.

What is a good substitute for Corn Starch in recipes?

Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for corn starch. These include:

  • The best substitute for corn starch would be arrowroot starch which can be used on a 1:1 ratio
  • Other starches and flours which can also be used as a corn starch substitute at a 1:1 ratio are: