Health/Nutrition/Food Safety, Trends, Varieties

Canada: Purple potato power – the biggest thing since blueberries?

Natively grown in South American countries, purple potatoes were seldom a favourite of North American consumers. The same is true of purple carrots. However, what can almost be termed “heritage varieties” remained interesting to home gardeners, who kept these vegetables from disappearing completely. Now, research is being conducted on the antioxidant properties of purple potatoes and carrots and how these vegetables can improve our health beyond the health benefits of white potatoes and orange carrots. More

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