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“Life and Times” Dehydrated Potato-Based Product Development. John Toaspern VP International Marketing US Potato Board. Meeting Targeted Needs. Determination of attributes and needs Public and private partnerships for product development Pilot projects and testing Commercial experience.

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Life and times dehydrated potato based product development

“Life and Times” Dehydrated Potato-Based Product Development

John Toaspern

VP International Marketing

US Potato Board


Meeting targeted needs
Meeting Targeted Needs

  • Determination of attributes and needs

  • Public and private partnerships for product development

  • Pilot projects and testing

  • Commercial experience


Strategies
Strategies

  • Develop understanding

    • Partnerships with PVOs and industry

  • Design solutions

    • Local need, align with national/ international strategies

  • Technical assistance

    • Training, monitoring/evaluation

    • Product storage, handling, preparation


Flakes and granules
Flakes and Granules

  • Efforts included

    • Acceptability

    • Product feasibility:

      • Ease of use

      • Adaptability/versatility

    • Impact

      • Utilization

      • Nutrition




Flakes and granules3
Flakes and Granules

  • Efforts included

    • Acceptability

    • Product feasibility:

      • Ease of use

      • Adaptability/versatility

    • Impact

      • Utilization

      • Nutrition




Fortified dehy
Fortified Dehy

  • Fortification through processing

    • Reduces premix challenges

  • Tailored fortification for:

    • Local and regional micronutrient needs

    • Targeted beneficiary needs

  • Piloted in Zambia by World Vision

    • Acceptable and added nutrition



Fortified blended foods
Fortified Blended Foods

  • Dehy as a base for FBFs complements:

    • Taste, texture of other ingredients

    • Nutritional value of FBF

    • Instant quality

      • Reduced fuel costs and use

      • Less destruction of vitamins

      • Mixes with potable fluids of any kind



Potato soy blend
Potato-Soy Blend

  • Tested in Senegal

    • PSB experimental and CSB control groups

    • Acceptability trended to better for PSB

    • Equivalent impact on general nutrition markers over four months


Therapeutic product
Therapeutic Product

  • Manna Pack™ Potato-D

    • Dehy-based product

    • Targets management of diarrhea in children

    • Developed as “first food” to complement oral rehydration

    • Piloted in cholera camps in Zimbabwe

    • Part of a clinical trial in South Africa


Additional exploration
Additional Exploration

  • Nutrition

    • Dehydrated potatoes as vehicle for fortification

    • Potatoes in ready-to-use (RTU) snacks and other food products

    • Potatoes in ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF)

  • Development

    • Dehydrated potatoes as a functional ingredient in value chain development


Summary
Summary

  • From dehy flakes and granules

  • To:

    • Vehicle for fortification

    • Base of blended food products

    • Value in therapeutic foods

    • Potential in RTUF, RUTF

  • Complementary features of dehy

  • Public-private development efforts


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