the nutrition info labels on potato Flour seem to vary a lot,
in general i was of the understanding that potato flour should have protein in it.
So does that mean that a product labelled as potato Flour but with zero protein per 100g, is actually potato Starch ?
i was actually looking for some potato Flour (not starch) the other day to try as a post workout, or a before bed source of 'slow' carbs, thinking it would be a source of a mix of carbs including some RS (just not as much as in p.starch). Then i found some potato Flours with zero protein, which got me thinking, & hence asking this Q
asked bydaz (4493)
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on February 17, 2014
at 10:40 PM
"So does that mean that a product labelled as potato Flour but with zero protein per 100g, is actually potato Starch ?"
Could be...looking at bobs-red-mill who make/sell both, they say,
"Potato starch is made from just the starch of the potato and has a neutral flavor .... Potato flour is made from the whole potato and has a distinct potato flavor" source
so as p.Flour is made from the whole potato you would expect some protein content. & looking at the nutrition info on their site, their p.flour has around 9g protein per 100g, whereas their p.starch has 0g (probably has a trace in reality, ie. ~0.1g/100g).
so if you see a product labelled as potato Flour which has zero protein, then i guess it could be mislabelled & in reality it is actually potato starch.
I think that in some countries, potato starch is sometimes referred to as potato starch flour, so i guess it all gets mixed up in translation...?