Hi ClayaholicIs cornstarch and clay the same tasting? It's only that in the UK we have cornflour I tasted a teaspoon full just to try and understand the correlation and I just couldn't. Plus the weight gain aspect of it
I don't think that cornstarch tastes anything like clay. Nor does flour, starch, baby powder or rice, just some of the things that we are want to eat when looking for the taste of rain on a hot summer day along with a nice crunch that does not destroy your teeth.
Also you wont gain weight from clay but you just might if you eat too much Cornstarch.
Cornstarch is starch that is ground from the white endosperm at the heart of a kernel of corn. It's used as a thickening agent in cooking, a health-conscious alternative to talc, and the main ingredient in a biodegradable plastic. Powdered sugar also includes a small amount so that it does not clump.
In the kitchen, cornstarch can be used as a binder for puddings or similar foods, or as a thickener for sauces, stews, and similar dishes. Combined with milk and sugar, it can be used in a simple pudding. It can form unappetizing clumps in hot water, so if cooks need to thicken something that is already cooking on the stove, experts recommend mixing a bit in a glass with cold water before adding it to the pot. Some people prefer cornstarch-based baby powder.