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Basic American Foods - INGREDIENTS

Basic American Foods has been a leading supplier of potato and bean based ingredients to customers for over 80 years.  With over 40 patents under its name, BAF has a long history of product innovation to support its customers.  Today, an experienced and highly trained R&D team is able to support a wide range of product development and reformulation needs.

BAF operates five manufacturing facilities in Southeast Idaho and the Columbia Basin, where the majority of the U.S. potato and bean crops are grown.  Our potatoes and beans are sourced 100% from within the United States.

Brenda Raden
Ingredient Sales Manager
Joyce Mikesell
Director of International Sales


Markets We Serve:

  • Baking
  • Prepared Foods (frozen, canned, dry)
  • Surimi & Seafood
  • Seasoning & Spices
  • Snacks
  • Meat & Poultry
  • Pet Food
  • Breading & Coating

Potato Products


  • Whole
  • Various grinds (Fine, Medium, Coarse)
  • Custom Grinds
  • Low Leach/Low Peel


  • Sulfited
  • Non-Sulfited
  • Reduced asparagine granule for snack and bakery applications

Potato Flour

  • Fine, Medium and Coarse


  • Slices
  • Dices
  • Shreds
  • Crushed
  • Potato Coating/Breading

Potato Extract Products

  • NP3
  • NP4
  • NP5

Bean Products

Pre-cooked Dehydrated Refried Beans

  • Smooth
  • Whole
  • Vegetarian
  • Seasoned Black

Pre-cooked Dehydrated Whole Beans

  • Black
  • Red
  • Pinto
  • Navy
  • Kidney
  • Lentil



We offer a wide range of standard and custom packaging including various small bag sizes, super sacks (Jumbos) and cardboard fiber totes.


We offer reliable, food grade quality shipping in full, truckload quantities or less (2,000 lb. minimum).

Kosher and Halal

Kosher and Halal Certifications are available and renewed annually.

Attractive Labeling and Reliable Supply Chain

  • Potatoes and Beans are sourced 100% from within the U.S.
  • Non--GMO potatoes and non-GMO beans