Mr. Jack Marthins
Caltex Polymers S.A Pty Ltd
24, Montrose Avenue, Bunkers Hill East London, Eastern Cape, East London, South Africa
Potato starch is starch extracted from potatoes. The cells of the root tubers of the potato plant contain starch grains (leucoplasts). To extract the starch, the potatoes are crushed; the starch grains are released from the destroyed cells. The starch is then washed out and dried to powder. Potato starch contains typical large oval spherical granules; their size ranges between 5 and 100 m. Potato starch is a very refined starch, containing minimal protein or fat.
This gives the powder the following attributes :