Here’s a very interesting article on Food Navigator published today.

Research from Wageningen University, the Netherlands demonstrated that thicker shakes led to higher feelings of fullness- despite 1/5th less calories.

For information on thickening drinks, shakes, smoothies and other food products with natural ingredients including clean label starches, gums and fibres, please contact us.

 

http://www.foodnavigator.com/Science/Phantom-fullness-It-s-not-the-calories-that-count-it-s-consistency/

 

What is Starch?

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This is AVEBE

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From AVEBE.com

Avebe’s potato harvest campaign has entered its final stage. The last potatoes are due to be delivered to the production location in Ter Apelkanaal this week.
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The facility in Gasselternijveen will be staying in operation for longer and is expected to process the last potatoes in April. This is much later than normal and means that the new facility for high quality proteins can be used for as long as possible during this campaign.

The potato harvest campaign is now entering its final stage. The campaign was notable for its late and difficult start owing to the weather conditions. Even once the campaign was properly underway there were a number of challenges, such as the investments at the Gasselternijveen location.

The potatoes that have been delivered to Avebe so far are on average of good quality. At over 20%, the starch percentage remains lower than last year’s high contents, but higher than earlier on in this campaign. The volume is in line with the long-term average, with big regional differences. The tare percentage is around the long-term average.

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AVEBE’s Starch Heros!

November 19th, 2014 | Posted by jwlbrace in avebe | general update - (0 Comments)

Potato Starch price increases

February 14th, 2014 | Posted by jwlbrace in general update - (0 Comments)

As the potato starch campaign draws closed for 2013/14, we are seeing  commodity potato starch products, including dried potato starches, rise in price as availability falls short of global market demand.

Daymer Ingredients has been advised to expect higher prices in the forthcoming months until the campaign for 2014/15 begins towards the end of August 2014.  Expected pricing levels for Q4 2014 are not yet know, however crop reports in the summer should provide some indication for future market levels.

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We will be informing affected customers in due course.

From Veendam, 18th March 2013

This week, the AVEBE sites in Ter Apelkanaal and Gasselternijveen will process the last potatoes and that brings the 2012 starch-potato season to a close. This was a special year, as 2012 was the first season without subsidies for starch-potato cultivation.

Generally the season went well.

The starch percentage of the supplied potatoes is more than 20 percent, which makes it 0.8 percent higher than the long-range average. On average, the potatoes had a good storage life due to an advantageous growing season and favourable harvest and storage conditions. The tare percentage remained less than the multiannual average.

Although the yield varied from region to region, the high starch percentage delivered by the AVEBE growers produced a relatively high starch yield per hectare. Generally, in a European context there is a shortage of potatoes for the processing industry.

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According to PotatoPro, the Danish Potato Starch manufacturer KMC,  is forecasting price increases.

At the beginning of 2013, Danish Potato Starch Manufacturer KMC offers their view on the starch supply situation in the new year:

Chief Commercial Officer Bjarne Larsen expects the global undersupply of raw materials to continue into 2013. Economic growth especially in Asia continues to increase global demand for raw materials when at the same time especially the US harvest of corn turned out to be very disappointing.

Corn starch being by far the most dominant volume starch type combined with the fact that the US is the dominant corn producer means that the disappointing US corn harvest has presented significant supply issues for starch customers around the world.

The production of European potato starch seems to be below normal this year with significant differences between the leading European producers. Production in Germany is expected to be clearly below normal, in Netherlands somewhat below normal and in Denmark slightly above normal. With European potato starch having only a relatively limited global market share, this year’s potato starch production will not change the current overall starch under-supply situation.

Consequently, starch pricing for the coming months are expected to be increasing over the coming months.

Source: PotatoPro

The Supermarket Market

November 1st, 2011 | Posted by jwlbrace in general update - (0 Comments)

Potato Starch, often referred to as Potato Flour, has long been available from specialist outlets, Asian foods supermarkets and even online from ingredients suppliers.   However we are seeing more and more requirement for it directly in mainstream UK supermarkets.

The advantages of Potato Flour are very clear to coeliac and gluten intolerance sufferers as it is 100% freefrom gluten, so no issues over CODEX levels and trace gluten.

It is also 100% GM Free- a natural product processed direct from naturally-bred potatoes.  However, the real hidden gem for consumers is that it also has some unique functional properties for modern day cuisine:

– cleaner, taste neutral flavour (no cereal note)
– clearer sauces with better shine and appearance
– smooth textures when using selected grade Potato Flour
– lower gelatinisation temperature (you use less energy to thicken your food)

Casino- French Private Label Potato Flour

For more information on how Potato Flour can be used in your cooking, please contact us.

From the AVEBE Press Centre

The AVEBE 2011/2012 starch campaign started this week with the supply of starch potatoes to the factory in Gasselternijveen.

The factories in Germany will begin processing on 15th August and the factory in Ter Apelkanaal will start on 22nd August.

Due to a continuous high demand for AVEBE products the campaign is commencing early.

So far, the growing season for starch potatoes has been somewhat erratic. Due to the drought in the spring followed by frost and locally hail a part of the potato crops will not achieve their maximum yield. The recent rainfall has been helpful for the development of the crops. However, the growing conditions in August are now of great importance for the size of the final harvest. Also the weather in September and October is critical for a successful harvest operation.

AVEBE U.A.August 2011