Native potato starch is a plant-based ingredient extracted from potatoes. It is a very refined starch, containing minimal fat and protein. This gives the potato starch powder a clear white color that is odorless and neutrally tasting. The size of potato starch granules allows it to have a much higher water absorption capacity and better texture than other starches. As an additive to food processing, it is commonly used to thicken, gel, and texturize.

Native potato starch also has good clarity and transparency, high binding strength, low gelatinization temperatures, high swelling power, and a minimal tendency to foam. In fact, it does not yellow the pastes or solutions, which results in relatively clear pastes. Also, it provides high viscosity and heightens the taste, odor, and color of the food in which it is used, thanks to the low protein and fat-lipid content. This makes potato starch a very flexible ingredient in many foods.

Potato starch is gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan friendly. It is important to note that potato starch is not potato flour.

The Ettlinger Corporation is a native potato starch supplier for a variety of food applications. We offer gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan-friendly native potato starch in the following quantities:

  • 55.115-pound (25 kg) paper bags
  • 2,204.6-pound (1,000 kg) pallet
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Compared to grain starches such as wheat starch and cornstarch, sauces thickened with potato starch are glossy, more translucent, and have a silkier mouthfeel. However, it does not stand up as well as grain starches to longer cooking so it is best used to thicken sauces toward the very end of the cooking or food preparation process. Potato starch powder can tolerate higher temperatures than potato starch when used as a thickener. Also, it can be used to replace cornstarch in most baking recipes. It is a natural way to add moistness to baked goods and gluten-free baking.

Starch type Color Clarity Texture Flavor Gel structure
Corn starch White Opaque Smooth; Very fine Neutral Firm
Potato starch Clear white Transparent Pulpy None Sticky
Rice starch Very white Opaque Smooth; Very fine Neutral Soft and creamy
Wheat starch White; Off-white Opaque to Cloudy Smooth; Fine Neutral Soft and creamy


Native potato starch is a functional ingredient in numerous applications in various food systems. It is typically used in the following applications:

  • Meat
  • Snack and cereals
  • Fish
  • Dairy
  • Sauces
  • Dry soup mix
  • Bakery
  • Pudding powder
  • Salad dressing
  • Confectionery
  • Batters and breading
  • Pet food


The following are some of the benefits and functions of native potato starch powder:

  • Binding
  • Thickening
  • Freeze-thaw stability
  • Texturizing
  • Moisture retention
  • Gelling agent
  • Film forming
  • Anti-staling
  • Dusting
  • Dough binding
  • Increases yield
  • Cost optimization
  • Improves appearance
  • Increases shelf-life
  • Improves mouth-feel
  • Fat replacement
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan friendly


As a native potato starch supplier, Ettlinger Corporation carry high-quality natural, modified, and organic starches for companies to improve on their product performance. As the markets get more and more competitive, we have the ingredients to push your product to the top.

For more information about our high-quality native potato starch, contact us today.


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