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@studyzone Thanks! I've actually never seen her column, will check those out.

Science question for Kenji, regarding thickening with starches.

@Nillo Do you think this is also true at low concentrations of cornstarch? Or when they've swelled during cooking? Thanks for the oobleck btw!

Science question for Kenji, regarding thickening with starches.

I have a somewhat related question regarding starches. Can shear stress affect thickening properties? I read somewhere that certain thickeners (more specifically xanthan gum) actually liquefies when exposed to shear stress (like a blender) and then goes back to its original thickness after the stress is removed.