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    About the potato

Aviko potatoes

  • potato plant

An excellent potato is the starting point for Aviko. Before a potato is processed by us, it must meet very strict demands.

An excellent potato meets the following criteria:

  • It must have a good tuber shape and length
  • It must have good dry matter distribution
  • It does not contain sugars that turn brown
  • It is not susceptible to grey discoloration
  • It does not have any diseases or faults

Various potato varieties

Aviko uses a range of potato varieties to ensure consistently high quality. Every potato species has its own qualities so Aviko considers taste, texture and preparation before deciding which is the most suitable for each product.  During the selection, we take into account your needs and desires as a customer, but also consider the 'local' taste, cutting size, flesh colour, texture and bake-off colour.

External influences

Aviko uses different types of potatoes to fulfill the needs of various market segments worldwide. For example, quick-service restaurants favour potatoes with a white flesh colour so for that market, and for countries that demand a white flesh, the Innovator and Markies varieties are most suitable.

Availability

Not all potatoes are available all year round; the new season begins, for example, with varieties such as the Première (the name says it all) and the Fontane, while the Agria and Victoria are well suited for long storage and can be kept until June/July of the following year.

  • Did you know?

    The potato was first domesticated in the region of modern-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia between 8000 and 5000 BCE.

  • Did you know?

    The potato is very nutritious, is fat-free and has half the calories of rice and pasta.

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    The English word potato comes from Spanish patata (the name used in Spain).

  • Did you know?

    The world's largest potato was excavated in 1895 in Colorado (USA). It weighed 49 kilo (with a length length of 70 cm and a wide of 37 cm).

  • Did you know?

    The quality of potatoes varies per growing season. It is, after all, a natural product!

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    The potato tubers become green when exposed to light. Green spots should be cut, because It contains a high concentration of solanine. This substance taste very bitter and is harmful in large amounts.

  • Did you know?

    The potato is the plant best able to feed the world's population, because the potato generates more nutrition per hectare and requires less water than grain and rice.

  • Did you know?

    The potato is an ideal food for a healthy lifestyle. 80% of the potato is water. It also contains minerals, fibres and vitamins such as the vitamin B complex and a high level of vitamin C.