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 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 health conscious non-celiac consumers. Europe is the largest gluten-free market but North America is the…

The BioFach show for organic products in Nuremberg, Germany 10.-13.2.2016

Please come and discuss with us the possibilities that organic native and pre-gelatinised potato starch offer to your organic product development. Organic Potato Starch We are convinced that organic potato starch is your best option whenever you need starch or hydrocolloids in your food applications. Come and meet us to hear why. Developing organic food…

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…

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. Also manufacturers of conventional food are increasingly meeting the same challenges as consumers are more…

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…