The inventor behind the process to pimp up unwanted spuds says the food ‘looks like cheese and melts like cheese’ and could help in disaster zones
A new invention to combat food waste could see old, unused potatoes being converted into edible CHEESE.
The unbelievable claim has been made by Andrew Dyhin, a food scientist who says he has a new way of making use of unwanted spuds.
The secret process of Potato Magic , Mr Dyhin says, makes the ‘first manmade, sustainable, eco-friendly superfood ‘, and involves processing peeled potatoes.
He says: “It looks like cheese, it melts like cheese” as he shows off a ‘potato cheese’ toastie.
“When we look at the world today, and we see how important food security is we need to get the maximum amount of food from a hectare of land,
“Having a way of using potato in all its current forms and all the by-product from potato processing and stuff that’s left in the paddock, the stuff that gets thrown in the dump,” he tells ABC, adding : “This can do that.”
He is clear that nothing is added to the blend during the process, it is pure potato – and adds that the calories are fewer in his new non-dairy substitute.
He adds toasties to a list of foods in which it could be used, including pizzas, ice creams and custards.
He is also hopeful of the possibility of it becoming used in food drops in disaster zones and by the military.
For anyone who is unsure, Mr Dyhin added: “I can really only get people to trust the product when they can actually taste it, feel it and look at it.”