Raw starch has been cooked into starch paste and immediately dried on the roll-dryer. This physically modified product is called pre-gelatinized starch or alpha starch. Pre-gelatinized starch is soluble in warm and cold water to produce instant viscosity without heating steps. This type of product exhibits great water retention and expansion properties. The range of food applications includes convenience food, soup, baked goods, meat products, condiments, pastries and more.