The fields of application of pure potato starch and its derivatives are extremely wide and varied. The products are used e.g. as binders, thickeners, stabilisers, fillers etc. in food products, potato starch = potato flour = potato starch flour = katakuriko Notes: This gluten-free gravies. Its main advantage over other starch thickeners is that it's a permitted ingredient for Passover, unlike cornstarch starch is used to thicken soups and and other grain-based foods. Because potatoes are eaten so frequently they are very significant nutritionally. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and fibre and contain some magnesium. They are high in starch so will stop you feeling hungry for a long time. There is a special fibre in potato skin that helps to protect against some cancers, so to get the most goodness from your potato, leave the skin on. Potatoes contain antiÃ‚â€“oxidants which research shows are able to inhibit the development of some cancers. In addition to this, antiÃ‚â€“oxidants also decrease your risk of heart disease. Potatoes are not fattening, however some cooking and preparation methods are! Sometimes potatoes have had a pretty bad reputation for being fattening, but it isn't the potatoes fault it is what we do to it. Cooking is the process of preparing food by applying heat, selecting, measuring and combining of ingredients in an ordered procedure for producing safe and edible food. The process encompasses a vast range of methods, tools and combinations of ingredients to alter the flavor, appearance, texture, or digestibility of food. Factors affecting the final outcome include the variability of ingredients, ambient conditions, tools, and the skill of the individual doing the actual cooking. The diversity of cooking worldwide is a reflection of the aesthetic, agricultural, economic, cultural, social and religious diversity throughout the nations, races, creeds and tribes across the globe. Applying heat to a food usually, though not always, chemically transforms it, thus changing its flavor, texture, consistency, appearance, and nutritional properties. Methods of cooking that involve the boiling of liquid in a receptacle have been practised at least since the 10th millennium BC, with the introduction of pottery.