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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: A Potato a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?


Submitted to: Potato Progress
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: November 15, 2003
Publication Date: December 1, 2003
Citation: Navarre, D.A. 2003. A potato a day keeps the doctor away?. Potato Progress. Vol. 13:3.

Technical Abstract: Potato tubers were found to have high levels of salicylic acid relative to most other plants. Salicylic acid is thought to be the active ingredient of aspirin in the human body. The high levels of SA in potato could potentially be a nutritionally desirable aspect of potato.

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