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Acid Conversion

Acid Conversion. A process whereby corn starch (q.v.) is subjected to hydrolysis (q.v.) by treatment with hydrochloric acid (q.v.) to produce mixtures of glucose (q.v.), maltose (q.v.), higher sugars, and dextrins (q.v.) in the form of corn syrups (q.v.) of varying degrees of conversion (q.v.) which are expressed in Dextrose Equivalents (D.E.) (q.v.).