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Native Andean potato varieties analyzed: Puma Makin, Leona , Yawar Manto (first line) and Añil, Sangre de Toro and Qequrani (second line).

Biodiversity of Native Andean Potatoes: Nutritional Profile and Phenolic Composition

March 05, 2021
The characterization of six varieties of native Andean potatoes with a wide biodiversity in tuber shape, flesh, and skin color was performed, through the determination of their proximate composition, mineral content, and phenolic profile.
Grow Your Own Potatoes Programme to continue in 2021

'Grow Your Own Potatoes', a popular education programme in the United Kingdom will continue in 2021

January 24, 2021
The Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) Programme will go ahead as planned in 2021 with the support of the potato industry.
Red potato pulp: an innovative ingredient for gluten-free bread

Red potato pulp: an innovative ingredient for gluten-free bread

January 11, 2021
Starch-based gluten-free bread (formulations containing a mixture of corn and potato starch with hydrocolloids) are deficient in nutrients and do not contain health promoting compounds.
Journal of Nutrition Study reveals potato's potential for reducing anemia

Potato has the potential to reduce anemia, due to high level of iron absorption

November 29, 2020
The potato is known to be a good source of energy, potassium, and vitamins C and B6, but according to research recently published in the Journal of Nutrition, its tubers can also be an excellent source of iron.
Annual Cambridge Potato Conference will be an online event this year

Annual Cambridge Potato Conference will be an online event this year

November 17, 2020
After much discussion and planning by the CUPGRA Executive Committee, it has been decided, owing to COVID-19 restrictions, to go ahead with a virtual conference to continue the unbroken run of 30 successful CUPGRA Cambridge Potato Conferences.
Mexico reinstates labeling exemption for foodservice products

Mexico reinstates labeling exemption for foodservice products, facilitating US exports

November 12, 2020
The US potato industry was informed that Mexico rescinded its new front of pack labeling regulation, reinstating the exemption for foodservice products, according to a newsletter from the National Potato Council.
Michael Family Farms launches new website to help educate consumers on products

Michael Family Farms launches new website to help educate consumers on products

April 22, 2020
Studies show that 70-80% of people research a company online before making a purchase. Shoppers search to find information about their potential food purchases in addition to the companies that produce it and what they stand for.
New Book to guide Potato Research and Development

New Book to guide Potato Research and Development

December 23, 2019
The International Potato Center has published an open source book on potato research: 'The potato crop: its agricultural, nutritional and social contribution to humankind'.
Great Lakes Potato Chip Co offers Purple Blackberry potato chips for its 10 year anniversary

Great Lakes Potato Chip Co offers Purple Blackberry potato chips for its 10 year anniversary

December 10, 2019
If you are living in Michigan or nearby, Purple potato chips could be on shelves at a grocery store near you this holiday season, thanks to a collaboration between Michigan State University researchers and Traverse City-based Great Lakes Potato Chip Co.
Clinical trial to focus on benefits of potato based resistant starch for healthy kidneys

Clinical trial to focus on benefits of potato based resistant starch for healthy kidneys

December 03, 2019
A study initiated at the University of Manitoba will look into the potential benefits of the consumption of (potato-based) resistant starch on renal (kidneys) health

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