Single cell protein
Potatoes are one of the most important of our food crops. We eat more and more of them every year. Not just prepared at home but processed as fries, frozen for oven-cooking, as chips or crisps in packets. We just can’t do without them.
This is happening worldwide. Demand for potatoes is rising in Asia faster than anywhere else- though growing and processing still happens mainly in the US and north west Europe. This explosion in demand for processed potato is driving rapid growth in one major by-product: thousands of tonnes of steamed peelings.