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Potatoes, an Ingredient that Inspires

The versatility of the humble spud is a dream for food manufacturers and fresh packaged food manufacturers alike. Not only is it America’s favorite vegetable, it also provides many of the nutritional benefits consumers want and the functionality food companies are seeking in their new product development.

Potato Application Resources Raises the Bar

Potato products have a well-earned reputation for unparalleled flavor, versatility and nutrition among food manufacturers.  Fresh, dehydrated and frozen potato ingredients bring value-added functionality to formulations across categories, adding flavor, improving texture, increasing yield, simplifying preparation, and introducing delicious variety wherever they appear.  But to get the most out of any potato ingredient, product developers need to know which options best fit their applications as well as base chemistry and nutrition information about potatoes.

All of these important attributes and more are covered in new resources available at These comprehensive guides will help potato ingredient users better understand a variety of topics including: macro and micronutrient composition, baked goods, pasta, binders, breading, and even performance-based foods!

The ingredient program will continue to create new resources that will focus on overall ingredient functionality relevant across multiple categories. This research will provide manufacturers the tools they need to innovate and utilize potatoes as ingredients effectively. After all, there is no right or wrong potato ingredient, only more-or-less appropriate options for any particular application.

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