Snack Food pp 265-284 | Cite as

Potato-based Textured Snacks

  • Michael John Lawes


The last decade has seen the continuing growth of a sector of the food industry that supplies nibble type products sold under the general description of “savory snacks”. Manufactured for eating as alternatives to potato chips1 or nuts, these snacks are made by a variety of methods. As the market expands, and the consumer becomes more selective, the manufacturer has to invest increasingly more time and money in product and process technology. As a justification for this investment it is interesting to look brieflv at the current status of these products (Table 13.1)


Potato Starch Potato Chip Snack Food Final Moisture Content Potato Flour 
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References and Further Reading

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  7. Society of Chemical Industry. 1958. Fundamental Aspects of the Dehydration of Foodstuffs. London, U.K.Google Scholar
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  9. Willard, M.L, Kluge. G. 1965. Evolving snack technolopy. Cereal Science Today, 14 (6) 8.Google Scholar

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