Potato starch - also known as potato flour - is extracted from potatoes. The cells of the root tubers of the potato plant contain starch granules (leucoplasts). To extract the starch, the potatoes are crushed and the starch grains are released from the cells. The starch is then washed out and dried to powder. Potato starch has been produced in the same basic way for centuries - even the ancient Incas knew how to make potato starch. It has no potato flavour so works well in most recipes. As part of the starch component of a gluten-free flour blend, potato starch lends a light, fluffy texture to baked goods. Use potato flour to bake muffins and cookies or add it to sauces, gravies and soups to create a thicker consistency.
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100% potato starch
|Typical Composition Per 100g|
|energy kJ||1364 kJ|
|energy kCal||326 kCal|
|of which saturates||Not specified|
|of which monounsaturates||Not specified|
|of which polyunsaturates||Not specified|
|of which sugars||Not specified|
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