MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Subject: What makes veggies get softer as they cook?

Date: Sat May 8 14:46:59 1999
Posted by Melissa
Grade level: 10-12 School: No school entered.
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Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 926192819.Bc

I think that veggies, when you cook them, lose starch from their 
cell wallsand thus get soft. But this is *all* I know, and it's 
pretty general at best. Any more details and info on how and why 
this occurs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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