In Your Food
Getting the Starch Out of Your Food
CAUTION: DO NOT DRINK IODINE OR FOOD WITH IODINE
this experiment, you'll find the amount of starch in
some different kinds of food. Starch is a natural form
of sugar, which provides your body with energy.
kinds of fresh apples. Other food samples like
an adult cut the apple in half.
a paintbrush to brush the iodine on the apple.
reacts with starch. If the apple has starch,
the iodine becomes a dark purple color. What
color do you see when you brush the iodine on the
this with other apples and foods. Some foods
may have more or less starch than others.