Accession Number : AD0271381

Title :   EVALUATION OF DEHYDRATED DICED AND SLICED POTATOES FOR SHIPBOARD USE

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUPPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY BAYONNE N J

Personal Author(s) : MACNULTY,B.S. ; SEIDENBERG,I. ; IGNALL,H.R.

Report Date : 06 JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Navy stock dehydrated diced potatoes were compared with fresh white potatoes. The substitution ratio of dehydrate to fresh is 1 pound of dehydrated diced potatoes to 3.8 pounds of peeled, eyed fresh potatoes or 5.1 pounds of unpeeled fresh pot toes. Substitution of dehydrate for fresh would represent an approximate 27% saving in gross shipping weight, an 18.3% saving in storage space, and an 0.766 manhour saving in machine-peeling and hand-eying of each 100 pounds of fresh potatoes used. The dehydrate was found to be organoleptically inferior to fresh potatoes. A relatively new commercial product, dehydrated sliced potatoes, was evaluated. This product is organoleptically superior to commercially available and Navy stock dehydrated diced potatoes and is comparable to fresh white potatoes. The weight ratio of dehydrated sliced potatoes to fresh potatoes is similar to the ratio for diced. The sliced offers approximately the same weight, space, and man-hour savings as the diced. The sliced potatoes are apt to cost more initially than the diced, but may eventually become equivalent in price. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DEHYDRATED FOODS, *MILITARY RATIONS, *POTATOES, COSTS, STORAGE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE