Category: Starch

Come and taste Organic SAGO Potato Pearls: BioFach 2016

Once upon a time there was a beautiful white pearl These pearls are manufactured for you from organic potato starch which comes from organic potatoes grown in the pristine Finnish countryside. Enjoy your pearls in hot porridges, puddings, pancakes, sweet

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Organic potato starch for Gluten-free products

The gluten-free market hasn’t been only about celiac for a long time. Increasingly consumers buy gluten-free products for perceived health benefits or weight management. Increasingly there is also a demand for organic gluten-free products especially for this broader group of

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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

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BioFach 2014: 2nd Mini-Seminar on potato starch applications

At BioFach we will arrange our 2nd mini-seminar focusing on potato starch applications in food industry. The topic is “Potato starch as sustainable alternative to various additives in meat, bakery and other products”. Time: Thursday 13th February at 14.00 Place:

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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

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Starches as alternative to some additives

Consumers expect organic products to contain additives as little as possible or none at all. The organic standards allow for using a limited number of additives but in most cases it is worth considering if even those could be avoided.

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Who invented potato starch?

While visiting Natural Products Expo in Anaheim a few weeks ago the book 1493 by Charles C. Mann was recommended to me by a friend. I found it at the airport book store and finished the 680 page book within

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BioFach 2013 Mini-Seminar on potato starch applications

At BioFach we will arrange a mini-seminar focusing on potato starch applications in food industry. Time: Wednesday 13th February at 12.00 Place: BIOFACH; Room Mailand, NCC Mitte Who should attend: Product developers, Quality Managers, Buyers PROGRAM: Mr Ossi Paakki; CEO

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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

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Producing organic potato starch at Finnamyl

Last Sunday we were at Hermanni Hautala’s organic farm in Kauhava for the harvest of organic starch potato. On Thursday we saw some of those potatoes at the Finnamyl potato starch factory in Kokemäki transformed into organic potato starch. Thursday

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