Starch.

The starch procured from the seeds of common wheat, Triticum vulgare.

Characters and Tests. - In white columnar masses. When rubbed in a Wedgwood mortar with a little cold distilled water, it is neither acid nor alkaline to test-paper, and the filtered liquid does not become blue on the addition of solution of Iodine. Mixed with boiling water and cooled, it gives a deep blue colour with Iodine.