Native Potato Starch
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.
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.
The Ettlinger Corporation is a native potato starch supplier for a variety of food applications. It is important to note that potato starch is not potato flour. 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
Benefits & Functions Of Potato Starch
The following are some of the benefits and functions of native potato starch powder:
- Freeze-thaw stability
- Moisture retention
- Gelling agent
- Film forming
- Dough binding
- Increases yield
- Cost optimization
- Improves appearance
- Increases shelf-life
- Improves mouth-feel
- Fat replacement
- Vegan friendly
Applications for Potato Starch
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 is a functional ingredient in numerous applications in various food systems. It is typically used in the following applications:
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|
|Cornstarch||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|
Why Choose Ettlingerserving you since the beginning of the 20th century
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.
Native Starch Markets
With our wide variety of starches combined with our experienced staff, we will be able to meet whatever your application needs are. Our natural starches are used in a wide range of industries including:
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