I'm Jackie Arnett, and this is how sugars are derived from starch. Starch is in our everyday foods. We eat starch when we eat potatoes, wheat, rice, corn, but starch is not only a carbohydrate base. Starch is also very much a sweetener in our diet. Did you now sugars are derived from starch in the basic corn syrup we eat all the time? Corn syrup is part of our beverages and all different types of dishes. This is non-GMO organic corn syrup, and it is a typical sugar that is derived from starch. So how does it happen? Well when we actually digest starch, it's called amylose. And the way we digest it is through an enzyme called amylase. The amylase breaks it down, and then it become glucose, which is actually sugar. What's interesting is that food companies do the same process. What they do is they take amylose, which would be in this instance corn starch, and they use an enzyme that they extract from bacteria and other organisms, and they break that starch into sugar, and that sugar is glucose, and essentially corn syrup. And that is how sugars are derived from starch. And then with that, they become sweeteners, and you can use them on beverages, all different types of dishes, as you can see here, the sweetened milk beverage and sweetened yogurt, which is my favorite way to have sweeteners in general.