ingredient information
Potatoes Flakes Organic
The principle involved in producing potato granules and potato flakes is in fact very simple. In practice, however, the process is slightly more complex. First you use steam to remove the peel. You then cut the potatoes up, blanch them briefly in water, cool them and eventually boil them into a mash. Finally, you dry them in what is known as an add-back process, with commercial potato granules as the final product. If, however, you want to produce potato flakes, the first part of the process is the same, but instead of drying the mashed potato substance in an add-back process, you use a large steam-heated drum that boils the potato mass whilst at the same time drying it into flakes. Unlike potato granules, these flakes bind water when cold, which makes it possible to use them to control the viscosity of your potato mass before you treat it further in order to produce various snacks. Potato granules and potato flakes both contain all the components of the potato – apart from the peel and water content. You can also use potato granules and potato flakes to make mashed potato products, or croquettes and similar products. In the Scandinavian countries, there is also a long tradition of using potato flakes – in particular – instead of starch to bind the different kinds of meat minces used to make dishes such as meatballs. Source: Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified,