Aviko Rixona's products are indispensable for many applications such as mashed potato dishes, ready made meals, pet food and of course as base material for the snack food industry. Our products are mostly used in B2B. For example in the bakery sector as binding agents or in restaurants for soups and sauces. With a 20% market share Aviko Rixona is one of Europe's market leaders, whilst our global market share is rapidly growing.
Guaranteed service, support and quality
We make it our business to know your buisiness. It is our job to know your market, to know your production processes and the way you use our potato products. We can support you in many different ways, be it with know-how regarding the various applications of our dehydrated potato products or with retail and foodservice packaging issues or questions regarding ingredients used in the multitude of potato applications within the snack food industry. Rixona's products meet the highest standards. We have perfected our production process in such a way that the quality of our potato flakes and potato granules does not vary, even during periods of great fluctuations in potato qualities. Therefore we are able to supply our customers a high quality potato products, all year round.
Potato snacks & potato pellets
A wide variety of technologies is used in the production of potato snacks. The most common method is by means of extrusion with indirect expansion. A widely used base product for the production of potato snacks is potato pellets, which is a dry semi-finished product with a long shelf life. It is obtained by gelatinization of starch-containing raw materials and water to be formed by high pressure extrusion technology, the result of which is dried down to approximately 12% moisture of less.
Potato granules and potato flakes or a mixture of both are the basic raw materials used in the production of potato pellets. Potato granules are typically used to obtain a strong potato taste and crispy end product. Potato flakes are mainly used for their binding properties because of their higher content of free starch. To finish the actual snack, the pellets are oil-fried or puffed in hot air and subsequently flavored. Another method of snack production is through extrusion with direct expansion. Due to the particular properties of starch-containing potato products this production process of snacks does not require frying. To finish the snack only flavoring is commonly needed. Basic properties such as hot and cold viscosity, water retention an reducing sugar contents are what make various types of granules and flakes especially suitable for different types of snack. Rixona, as main supplier for the snack industry has four lines for the production of potato granules and ten lines for the production of potato flakes. The flexibility of its organization allows Rixona to adapt its dried potato products to the specific needs of its customers.
Bread and bakery
Potato granules and flakes have also established themselves as ingredients for the bread and bakery industry. They improve taste and texture of the bread and have a direct influence on the shelf life of bread; they extend the freshness of products without having to rely on too many E-number additives. Last but not least, their water binding capacity has a positive influence during the production process. Every European country will have its own traditional bread and Bakery recipes in which potato flakes and granules are mixed-in directly into the dough of potato bread, rye bread, white bread, unleavened and short pastry. Potato flakes make bread fluffy and easy to cut. Furthermore, by using potato flakes and granules as ingredients, production will be up to between 7-12% more efficient. So cost saving aspects also comes into the equation. For bread and bakery we recommend Potato Granules (hydrations is from 4 to 6 units> and Whole Potato Flakes (hydration is from 5 to 7 units). They can easily be us in a mixture with flour.
The advantages are:
- Improved water binding as compared to flour
- Better browning of the baked product
- Gives smoother texture and more flexibility to the bread crust and loaf in general
- Improves shelf life
- Potato flakes can be used to enhance the flakiness of turnovers and improve the texture of patties
Instant Mash Potato
The food service industry and retail sector have discovered that potato granules and flakes are indispensable products for the production of may different easy to prepare products such as potato croquettes, gnocchi, other potato varieties, ravioli with potato mix fillings, ready meals etc. In order to be able to offer its customers a high quality sable product to work with Rixona has developed its potato granule MPG-A. it has excellent freeze/ thaw properties; the granules retain their characteristics and taste.
Packaging solutions Granules Snack application:
25 kg. P.E. bags
Flakes: Depending on
the flakes size we use the following packaging
10,0 kg P.E. bags
12,5 kg P.E. bags for 3-5 mm flakes
15,0 kg P.E. bags for 2 mm flakes
18,2 kg P.E. bags for milled flake
20,0 kg P.E. bags for milled flakes
22,7 kg P.E. bags
25,0 kg P.E. bags for milled flake
Bulk transport in food grade bulk lorry;
1000 kg Big Bags
400 kg Big Bags
With a history of 60 years in the industry, Rixona can rely on its experience and expertise to supply raw materials into this sector. A mix of MPG-A granules and whole potato flakes of fresh potatoes with or without flavor additives give a wonderfully textured and tasty end product. The advantages are:
- Good water binding properties
- Improved texture of the mixture
- Improved freeze-thaw stability
- Increased shelf life of the final products
- Increase dry matter content when mixed with fresh potatoes
- Also used for breading meat products
How it's made
Differences between potato granules and potato flakes:
- Dimensions: 1/2/3-5 mm
- Very good cold water absorption
- Consistency after preparation: Airy
- Used in bakery products for shelf life extension
- Low bulk density
- E-number free product available
Use: In mash, extrusion, sheeting, coating, bakery (freshness), meat(binding), soups, sauces, gnocchi, dumplings.
- Dimensions: 100% < 0.25 mm
- Very good hot water binding (can be whisked without creating pastiness)
- Consistency after preparation: Compact
- Use as thickening agent in hot processes
- Increase crispy/ crunchy texture in snack
- High bulk density
Use: In mash, extrusion, sheeting, soups and sauces.
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