Introduction of Potato Chips & Banana Chips

Chips are the most popular snacks and are consumed all around the world by the people of all age groups from all income segments. Potato and banana chips are all deep-fried or dried slices. Crispy, crunchy and delicious, whether it’s potato chips or banana chips, they are the most popular processed food items resulting in substantial value-addition and simply irresistible. Both banana and potato chips offer some nutritional value, potato chips contain less carbs than banana chips, and banana chips have a few nutritional advantages over potato. But remember to enjoy them in moderation because of their high fat content. Although fresh bananas and potato are much healthier, they can not be saved for a long time.

potato chips vs banana chips

Potato Chips VS Banana Chips Nutrition per 100g

Snack Food Calories Carbs Fat Protein
Potato Chips (serving: 100g) 547 49.74g 37.47g 6.56g
Banana Chips (serving: 100g) 519  58.40g 33.60g  2.30g

Source: from Instant Food Comparison

Market Potential

The global potato chips market had total revenues of $25.726.7 million in 2012, representing a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 4.8% between 2008 and 2012. And the market consumption volumes in this five-year period increased with a CAGR of 3.3%, to reach a total of 3.051.6 million kilograms in 2012. The global potato chips market is expected to reach a value of USD 32.510.5 million at the end of 2017, while the performance of the market is forecast with an anticipated CAGR of 4.8%.
In comparison with potato chips industry, the banana chip industry will continue to grow in the future, and the competition is not as fierce as in case of potato chips industry. To be more competitive, there is a need to further improve the production efficiency, improve packaging and promote branding for the selling of high-quality banana chips.

Manufacturing Process

Potatoes/bananas should be washed thoroughly in water, peeled and sliced by potato cutting machine or banana slicing machine. Then banana slices should be put in brine water to avoid oxidation and potato slices just need put in water or the water containing 0.05 percent potassium metabisulphite to avoid oxidation. Sometimes, turmeric/ginger powder is also used for coloring the banana chips or to improve color. Then blanching, the potato slices are blanched for 3-5 minutes in 70-90 degree Celsius hot water, but the banana slices require less time. After blanching, excess water is removed by the potato/banana chips de-watering machine (centrifugal force) and the chips are then fried in edible oil. Coconut oil is generally used to fry banana slices while sunflower oil is commonly used to fry potato chips. After de-oiling and seasoning, the chips are packed in polythene bags and sealed for preventing spoilage. Suggest to use packaging materials, rather than in bulk sales, as delicate packaging is more attractive to customers.

Processing Equipment

Keeping in sync with the times, we are engaged in manufacturing, supplying and exporting Chips Processing Machines to all over the world, with potato chips production line and banana chips production line in our business scope.

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