Organic Potato Starch at BioFach 2020

As always at the end of January and early February we are preparing for BioFach. I suppose it is the same for everyone in the organic food industry. For us it means that we are preparing a totally new brochure for Organic Potato Starch adding a few pages with recipes and more application info, updating…

The Nature of Potato Starch

Starch consists of granules. The granules often have the same shape as the raw material. The potato starch granules have potato shape and banana starch granules – banana shape.   Potato starch has a characteristic look in the microscope.  The granules are oval and much bigger than the starch granules from other plants. In polarized light, you…

Organic potato starch – is there enough and where does it come from?

A growing organic market with limited supply In a growing market like organic food – which is transforming itself from a very small niche into a part of the mainstream – supply issues are a little different. The organic market has grown 10% year-on-year for several decades now and the main food trends seem to…

3rd Meeting of the Section of Agronomy and Physiology of European Association for Potato Research

The 3rd Meeting of the Section of Agronomy and Physiology of EAPR (European Association for Potato Research) which will be held in Riga, Latvia on September 26-29, 2016. The meeting is organized by Priekuli Research centre of Institute of Agricultural Recourses and Economics. During the meeting sustainable potato production will be spotlighted as one of…

Ciranda: Visiting Finnamyl and Aloja Starkelsen at harvest time

We have worked together with Ciranda Inc. in the United States since 2011 and since then North America has become one of our most important markets for organic potato starch. It is because of the great work Ciranda is doing to develop the North American organic food market but also because the market trends are…

Organic Baking Powder with Cream of Tartar

When we developed the Certified Organic Baking powder last year we used Monocalcium phosphate as the fast-acting acid component in the Baking Powder. Monocalcium phosphate is the commonly used acid in conventional baking powders, it functions well and it is not too expensive. However many of our customers asked for a baking powder using Cream of Tartar…

Potato starch harvest starting in Latvia

The other week I visited Latvia in order to see organic starch potato harvest and the starch production process at Aloja Starkelsen. You can find my earlier posts last year about the harvest in Finland and the production process at Finnamyl. My purpose was to see and photograph the harvest in Ledurga at Zigmars Logins’ Ozolini…

How is the organic starch potato growing at Satakunta jail?

In the end of May we visited Satakunta jail’s organic farm in order to photograph the planting of the potatoes. Now I visited the same place with Kai Kreuzer from organic-market.info. Unfortunately it had been recently raining so there was no machine work going on this time. Otherwise we could have seen the harrowing of…

Organic starch potato planted at Satakunta jail

Most people wouldn’t know that some of the biggest organic potato fields in Finland are growing organic starch potato for the world market. As you can see elsewhere on organicpotatostarch.com potato starch has a wide range of applications. But it all starts in the field with planting the potatoes. The potato year starts with the…

Health Ingredients 2012 in Frankfurt a success

OrganicPotatoStarch – ie. Aloja Starkelsen SIA and Finnamyl Ltd – participated in the Health Ingredients exhibition in Frankfurt am Main, Germany this week. The show can already be considered a success with a high number of quality-contacts. We had three main messages to the market: Potato starch is a natural ingredient that has numerous applications…