Starch is made from it both for the laundry and for the manufacture of farina, dextrin, etc.
Dextrin, by the way, is the only paste which will not stain silk.
The starch has disappeared, and dextrin, a new substance, appears in its place.
I have already spoken of the formation of dextrin from starch.
Dextrin has no particular dietetic qualities that do not exist in starch.