Instant Mashed Potatoes - History

History

The practice of drying and grinding starchy root vegetables for preservation and portability is widely attested around the world, and likely dates back to before the advent of agriculture. Potatoes in particular have been freeze-dried since at least the time of the Inca empire, in the form of chuñon; another example is in Japanese Ainu cuisine. In 1962 the Canadian Edward Asselbergs invented the first form of instant mashed potatoes.

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