Among the most common ingredients in the snacks industry, potatoes are a nutrient-dense food. Potatoes are a good source of vitamins, potassium, iron and copper. Their rich composition allow them to be helpful to lower cholesterol and promote normal blood-pressure levels.
Potatoes are available for the pellet processing in three different kinds: starch, flakes and granules.
Potato flakes are a basic ingredient of the food industry, used as pastry regulators on account of their cold swelling properties.
Granulates are heat-soluble products: high temperatures are required to dissolve the granulate. However, granulates can also be combined with cold swelling potato starches.
Potato starch in snack products leads to higher expansion in the finished product. This results in improved texture with regard to crispness, whereby the original taste is maintained. It can also extend the shelf life.