Amylose and amylopectin are two different types of starch found in plants. They differ in structure, properties and functions. Amylose is a linear chain of glucose molecules while amylopectin is branched and composed of more glucose molecules than amylose. Both play an important role in food production and digestion.
About Difference Between Amylose And Amylopectin
|Amylose||Linear chain of glucose molecules, soluble in water.|
|Amylopectin||Branching chain of glucose molecules, insoluble in water.|
|Structure||Amylose is a straight chain while amylopectin has side branches.|
|Solubility||Amylose is soluble in water; amylopectin is not.|
|Digestion||Amylose is digested slower than amylopectin.|
|Function||Amylose helps thicken and stabilize foods; amylopectin provides energy.|