Dehydrated potatoes have been thoroughly dried and then processed into powder, very fine flakes, or granules, although they can be dried as slices, cubes, or shreds of potato as well.
- Used in samosa, cuisines, pizzas, salad and soups.
- Dehydrated, or dried, potatoes are used in packaged and food service foods, as ingredients in other food products, and even in industrial applications. Millions of U.S. tons (1 U.S. ton = 0.91 metric tons) of potatoes are dehydrated every year by industry, and many people dehydrate their own potatoes at home as well.
These types of products are sold as instant potatoes or instant mashed potatoes, and are a common convenience food for cooks and chefs who do not want to be troubled with making mashed potatoes from scratch. Dehydrated potato powder is sometimes ground very fine and sold as potato flour, which is used in baking and as a thickening agent.
Many other food products are made with dehydrated potatoes. Packaged mixes containing sliced, dehydrated potatoes and a sauce or seasoning packet are a very common supermarket item. Dehydrated shredded potatoes are used for hash brown potatoes, and dehydrated potato cubes are used in soup mixes and other packaged foods. Potato crisps are a popular snack food that is made by pressing a paste made from dehydrated potato flakes or powder into shapes resembling traditional potato chips, which are then baked or fried. Many people dehydrate their own potatoes at home in a standard food dehydrator for long term storage.
Prepared dehydrated potatoes are good sources of vitamin C and the B vitamins. They also supply protein and fiber. Just be aware that they’re high in carbs that boost your blood sugar.
- Please talk to your doctor.
- Please consult your nutritionist
Source: WiseGeek, http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-dehydrated-potatoes.htm