Peru’s Agrarian Development and Irrigation Minister Nelly Paredes has affirmed that her sector has been boosting exports of native potato processed products. These have been able to conquer international markets such as the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Chile and Bolivia.
Miss Paredes said: "Peruvian potatoes have been transformed to give them added value, through processed products derived from native potatoes, such as colorful potato pulp chips, potatoes cut in slices for eateries and rotisserie chicken restaurants, vodka, rubbing alcohol, mushed potatoes, fresh potatoes, among others, which have already conquered the markets.”
Paredes pointed out that products have been made from this Andean tuber and have been brought to various destinations thanks to the competitiveness and innovation of small-sized producers. Iin 2022, exports of potato by-products totaled 6,530 tons worth US$8 million.