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Functions

In baked goods, potato flour has several functions:

  • Liquid binding: attracts and holds water and aids in producing moist yeast bread and rolls.
  • Thickener: increases the viscosity of many food systems including sauces and gravies.
  • Color: provides a pale yellow color, and free sugars for Maillard’s browning reaction.
  • Flavor: imparts a characteristic sweet and earthy flavor.
  • Increases shelf life stability
  • Texturizer: provides soft and tender crumb.
  • Decreases dough development time.

Nutrition

Typical nutritional value of commercial potato flour per 100 g:

ComponentGrams
Carbohydrates83.1
Protein6.9
Water6.52
Minerals3.14
Fat0.34

Potato flour provides 357 kcal per 100 gram. It contains considerable amounts of vitamin B6 and minerals, mainly iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc.

These are Potato Flour benefits