Table 4: Properties and composition of starch granules.

StarchTypeSize range (diameter μm)
ShapeAmylose (%)Amylopectin (%)

SagoPith5–65 Oval, truncated 27 73
CornCereal3–26 Round, polygonal 28 72
Potato Tuber5–100 Oval, spherical2179
Wheat Cereal2–35 Round, reticular 28 72
TapiocaRoot4–35 Oval, truncated 1783
RiceCereal3–8 Polygonal, angular 1783

(Source: [4, 5]).