Corn starch also known as Maize starch or corn flour is a carbohydrate extracted from the endosperm of corn kennel. This white powdery substance is used for many culinary, household, and industrial purposes. In the kitchen, corn starch is most often used as a thickening agent for sauces, gravies, glazes, soups, casseroles, pies, and other desserts. Corn starch is also used as an anti-caking agent. Corn starch has a wide usage ranging from food industry to paper industry to garments industry to pharmaceutical industry.