Stews, braises, or puddings are thickened to a silky finish. Wheat Starch Powder is similar to cornstarch in appearance and is used as a food additive to thicken. It is combined with liquid and heated but is less powerful than cornstarch and thickens with an opaque or matte-like finish. It is often an ingredient in sweeteners like glucose and dextrose. Wheat Starch Powder can also be used in place of flour to thicken stews or braised dishes, and custard or chocolate pudding.