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Title: Maximizing the nutritional potential of potato

item Navarre, Duroy - Roy
item Holden, Margaret

Submitted to: Potato Country USA
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/30/2007
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Citation: Navarre, D.A., Shakya, R., Goyer, A., Holden, M. 2007. Maximizing the nutritional potential of potato. Potato Country. Vol 23(5):14-15, 2007

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: As the most eaten vegetable in the United States, potatoes have tremendous potential to be a valuable source of vitamins and phytonutrients in the diet. Potato is the only tuber amongst all the world’s major food crops, most of which are grains or roots. Potatoes are already known to be a good source of vitamins and minerals such as potassium and Vitamin C. We measured phenolics and folates (Vitamin B9) and found over a 10-fold difference in phenolic concentration and 3-fold difference in folate among diverse germplasm. Baby potatoes were found to have even higher levels of folate and phenolics than mature potatoes.