Digestible and Resistant Starch Assay Kit

40 assays of each per kit

Item No.  K-DSTRS

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The Digestible and Resistant Starch Assay Kit (K-DSTRS) for the determination of digestible, resistant and total starch in starch samples, plant and other materials.

This method is based on the research of Englyst et al. (Ref) with some modifications. Digestion is performed using saturating levels of pancreatic α-amylase (PAA) and amyloglucosidase (AMG), but in stirred containers rather than shaken tubes, to simplify sample removal.

In line with Englyst definitions:

Rapidly digestible starch (RDS) is that starch which is digested within 20 min.

Slowly digestible starch (SDS) is that starch which is digested between 20 and 120 min.

A new term, ‘Total digestible starch (TDS)’ is introduced (and measured) to cover all starch that is digested within 4 h (the average time of residence of food in the human small intestine).

Resistant starch (RS) then, is that starch which is not digested within 4 h.

The incubation conditions parallel those used in AOAC Method 2017.16, a new, rapid integrated procedure for the measurement of total dietary fiber (Megazyme method K-RINTDF). This method is physiologically based and designed to fit the definition of DF announced by Codex Alimentarius in 2009.

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Brand Megazyme
Analyte Starch (Total), Starch (Resistant), Starch (Digestible)
Platform Spectrophotometer
Result Type UV Absorbance
Limit of Detection 3.1 g/100 g
Storage Conditions

Storage Temperature: Short term stability: 2-8°C, Long term stability: See individual component labels

Stability: > 2 years under recommended storage conditions

Wavelength 510 nm
Application Examples Plant materials, starch samples and other materials
Signal Response Increase
Linear Range 4 to 100 µg of D-glucose per assay
Reaction Time ~ 360 min
Package Weight 0.79 lb