What is organic potato starch powder?
Organic potato starch powder is a gluten-free, versatile thickener made from pure organic potatoes. It can be used for cooking and baking, as well as for making sauces, soups, puddings, pies, and more. It adds a glossy and silky texture to dishes, which is different from the texture provided by grain-based starches like cornstarch.
Organic potato starch powder is extracted from organic potatoes by crushing them to break down the cell walls and release the starch grains. The starch is then washed, dried, and sieved to obtain a fine white powder. Organic potato starch powder is certified organic by USDA and EU standards and does not contain any additives, preservatives, GMOs, or allergens.
Specification of organic potato starch powder
|Appearance||–||homogeneous, white powder|
|Smell||–||typical of potato starch|
|Taste||–||typical of potato starch|
|Colour in CIE system L||–||min 93.0|
|Macroscopic contaminations per 1 dm2||number of organic particles with different color||max 50 with tolerance 20%|
|pH||–||5.5 – 8.0|
|Starch content in dry mass||%||min 97.0|
|Ash content in dry mass||%||max 0.35|
|Mineral substance insoluble in 10% HCl, in dry mass||%||max 0.06|
|Sulphur dioxide and sulphites, as SO2||mg/kg||max 9|
|Viscosity (4%, 700cmg)||BU||min 1100|
|Harmful metal content: Lead, Pb||mg/kg||max 0.1|
|Harmful metal content: Cadmium, Cd||mg/kg||max 0.1|
|Microbiological parameters: Total aerobic bacteria count (in 1g)||–||max 10,000|
|Microbiological parameters: Moulds (in 1g)||–||max 500|
|Microbiological parameters: Yeasts (in 1g)||–||max 100|
|Microbiological parameters: Bacillus cereus (in 1g)||–||max 10|
|Microbiological parameters: Coli titre||–||0.1|
|Microbiological parameters: Escherichia coli (in 1g)||–||absent|
|Microbiological parameters: Pathogenic staphylococcus coagulase + (in 1g)||–||absent|
|Microbiological parameters: Salmonella (in 25g)||–||absent|
|Microbiological parameters: Clostridium perfringens (in 1g)||–||absent|
Application of Organic Potato Starch Powder
Organic potato starch powder can be used as a thickener for various dishes, such as sauces, soups, gravies, custards, puddings, pies and more. It can also be used as a binder for meatballs, burgers, nuggets and other products. It can also be used as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour for baking breads, cakes, cookies and other products.
To use organic potato starch powder as a thickener, mix it with cold water first before adding it to the hot liquid. Stir well to avoid lumps and bring to a boil. The thickening effect will occur when the mixture reaches boiling point. The amount of organic potato starch powder needed depends on the desired consistency and the type of liquid used.
To use organic potato starch powder as a binder, add it directly to the minced meat or other ingredients and mix well. The amount of organic potato starch powder needed depends on the type of product and the desired texture.
To use organic potato starch powder as a gluten-free flour substitute, replace wheat flour with organic potato starch powder in a ratio of 3:4 by weight. For example, if a recipe calls for 100 g of wheat flour, use 75 g of organic potato starch powder instead. You may need to adjust the amount of liquid and leavening agents accordingly.