Nutrition

PepsiCo sets goals to further reduce sodium and deliver more diverse ingredients in convenient foods portfolio
November 26, 2023

PepsiCo sets goals to further reduce sodium and deliver more diverse ingredients in convenient foods portfolio

PepsiCo, Inc. unveiled new nutrition goals under its strategic transformation, PepsiCo Positive (pep+). The objectives focus on reducing sodium and enhancing nutritional value in consumer-preferred foods.
Author: Dr. Horia Groza, University of Wisconsin-Madison, retired
October 01, 2023

The Nutritional Power of Potato: Carbohydrates

The journalist, Ben Feller, wrote, in 2009, an interesting story titled "The President and the Potato." David Letterman hosted President Barack Obama at his talk show and offered 10 funny reasons why his guest accepted to come. But Obama stopped him, saying, "The reason I’m here? I want to see that heart-shaped potato."
Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet
December 05, 2022

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, but new research suggests they do not.
You may be able to eat more potatoes than you thought, study suggests
November 01, 2022

More good news on the nutritional value of potatoes - in all forms

If you adore potato salad, scalloped potatoes, or sweet potato fries, then you might be concerned about how they're affecting your body. The good news is that a new study has found that potatoes might be healthier than we thought.
New study finds no association between potato consumption and elevated cardiometabolic disease risk
October 16, 2022

New study finds no association between potato consumption and elevated cardiometabolic disease risk

This latest findings show that overall diet and lifestyle mediate health outcomes associated with potato consumption, not potato preparation methods. Although potatoes are a nutrient-rich vegetable, they are often singled out as food to limit.
KP Snacks reformulates entire popchips range to be non-hfss
October 06, 2022

KP Snacks reformulates entire popchips range to be non-HFSS

KP Snacks has announced the launch of its newly reformulated non-HFSS (high in fat, salt and sugar) popchips portfolio. Appearing in stores as part of a phased roll-out, the entire popchips range, which includes the classic favourites Sea Salt
The International Potato Center (CIP), part of CGIAR is looking for a new director
September 19, 2022

The International Potato Center (CIP), part of CGIAR, is looking for a new director

The International Potato Center (CIP), part of CGIAR is looking for a new director. CIP is a globally recognized research-for-development organization which delivers solutions to enhance access to affordable nutritious food, with focus on root and tuber agri-food systems such as the cultivation of (sweet) potatoes.
Special Report: Facing high wheat prices, Nigerian bakers turn to potato puree.
July 14, 2022

Facing high wheat prices, Nigerian bakers turn to (sweet) potato puree

In the midst of a sunlit room in Nnewi, south-east Nigeria, a woman measures out four parts of sweet potato puree – the colour of apricot – into a large basin containing six parts wheat flour.
No more binge eating: signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered
July 09, 2022

Signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered

The brain controls our body’s lysophospholipids, which in turn control a programme that activates nutritional intake / specific inhibitors of lipid synthesis could serve as new obesity therapies / publication in 'Nature Metabolism'
New nutrient profiling tools confirm starchy vegetables deliver comparable nutritional value as non-starchy vegetables and whole fruit
June 16, 2022

Study: starchy vegetables deliver comparable nutritional value as non-starchy vegetables and whole fruit

A new study recently published in Frontiers in Nutrition has challenged the tendency in nutrition research to separate starchy vegetables from their non-starchy counterparts
Nutrition 2022: New processing technique could make potatoes healthier
June 15, 2022

Nutrition 2022: New processing technique could make potatoes healthier

Researchers announced early tests of a new potato processing technique designed to make our bodies digest potato starch more slowly. Laboratory demonstrations show that the approach blocks certain digestive enzymes
Potato Protein as Good as Animal Protein: Study
June 14, 2022

Potato Protein as Good as Animal Protein: Study

While many plant proteins are deficient in one or more essential amino acids necessary for optimal muscle growth and repair, a new randomized controlled study published in shows that plant-derived proteins can still induce strong anabolic responses.
Minister McConalogue opens the 11th World Potato Congress
May 31, 2022

Minister McConalogue opens the 11th World Potato Congress in Ireland

The Irish Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, officially opened the 11th World Potato Congress at the RDS in Dublin.
MicroSalt to Distribute SaltMe! at Kroger
March 15, 2022

Reduced sodium potato chips SaltMe! by Microsalt now available at Kroger

MicroSalt Inc. announced that it's SaltMe! potato chips will be distributed to more than 1,400 Kroger grocery stores beginning mid-March. This milestone is a major move for MicroSalt on its mission to provide healthier, full-flavor potato chips
Martín Berasategui y Patatas Meléndez unidos para impulsar la categoría de la Patata en la Gastronomía Española.
February 23, 2022

Martín Berasategui y Patatas Meléndez unidos para impulsar la categoría de la Patata en la Gastronomía Española

La empresa vallisoletana y el reconocido chef donostiarra colaborarán para elevar la posición de la patata mostrando su capacidad nutricional y culinaria.
Models would help estimate nutrients required by potato crops.
February 02, 2022

Models would help estimate nutrients required by potato crops

Through four experimental studies in two production cycles, for the first time it was possible to develop the 'critical dilution curves' of calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and sulfur (S) in cultivars (several crops) of potato.
 La papa que quiso ser albóndiga, la receta mexicana que comerán en Marte.
October 18, 2021

España: La papa que quiso ser albóndiga, la receta mexicana que comerán en Marte

La comida mexicana tendrá presencia en el planeta rojo gracias a 'la papa que quiso ser albóndiga' una receta creada por un mexicano que sorprendió al mundo entero.
Is this the reason for our unhealthy eating?
September 28, 2021

Is this the reason for our unhealthy eating?

An increasing number of people in the western world are overweight. Why? Scientists have been seeking an answer to this question for some time now. Researcher Rachelle de Vries sheds (quite) some light: we may be pre-programmed.

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