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Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

December 05, 2022
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.
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More good news on the nutritional value of potatoes - in all forms

November 01, 2022
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

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

October 16, 2022
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.
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KP Snacks reformulates entire popchips range to be non-HFSS

October 06, 2022
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
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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. 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.
A baker holds a loaf of orange-fleshed sweet potato bread in her bakery in Nnewi (Courtesy: Esomchi Foundation)

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

July 14, 2022
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.
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Johannes Vogt: Nerve cells of a mouse brain (green) and the protein PRG-1 (red). If the nerve cells contain PRG-1, the cells appear in yellow.

Signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered

July 09, 2022
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

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

June 16, 2022
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
New processing technique could make potatoes healthier

Nutrition 2022: New processing technique could make potatoes healthier

June 15, 2022
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

Potato Protein as Good as Animal Protein: Study

June 14, 2022
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.

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