Potato powder is increasingly being used in a variety of food preparations like snack foods, soups, curries and other dishes as a thickening agent. Potato Granules are created during a process where the potato cells remain almost intact, which leads to a very low proportion of starch. Potato Granules can be soluble at high temperatures when use as a thickening agent. Potato pellets are intermediate non-expanded products made with raw materials potatoes. These semi-finished products are generally sold to snack manufacturers.
India Potato production is likely to be lower at close to 100 lakh tonne this year, down from 110 lakh tonne in 2017. Revenue in the Potato Products segment amounts to US$3405m in 2018. The market is expected to grow annually by 6.5 % (CAGR 2018-2021). From an international perspective it is shown that most revenue is generated in the United States (US$9,504m in 2018). As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur to invest in this business.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Balaji Wafers Pvt. Ltd.
· Indian Food Fermentations Ltd.
· Kalindi Agro Biotech Ltd.
· Southern Health Foods Pvt. Ltd.