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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Nutritional Evaluation of Potato Varieties and Breeding Lines

Authors
item Navarre, Duroy
item Shakya, Roshani - USDA-ARS PROSSER
item Goyer, Aymeric - USDA-ARS PROSSER
item Holden, Margaret

Submitted to: Potato Country USA
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2006
Publication Date: February 1, 2006
Citation: Navarre, D.A., Shakya, R., Goyer, A., Holden, M. 2006. Nutritional evaluation of potato varieties and breeding lines. Potato Country USA. 22(2):6-7.

Technical Abstract: Just what vitamins and phytonutrients are in potatoes? Do some varieties have significantly more than others? Can new varities be developed that have even more? These are questions we are interested in answering. Recent scientific advances including better instrumentation, genomics and new medical research provide new and convenient tools to conduct research to address the above questions. For most crops, including potatoes, nuritional profiles are available only for a few varieties. We are measuring the phytonutrient content in potato tubers of numerous varieties to determine whether there are potato varieties "out there" that have substantially more of a particular vitamin or phytonutrient than those in most current commercially grown cultivars.

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