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Carbohydrates such as glucose, fructose and sucrose are sweet in taste. But, starch has bland taste though it is a carbohydrate. How do you account for this?

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Starch has no free- OH groups and it is non-sugar carbohydrate. Starch is polysaccharide. Generally, polysaccharides are non-sugar and they are tasteless and are insoluble in water.

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