Trends, Varieties

FLIA 2016: Potato varieties strike a purple pose on the plate

Eye-catching Wow! Colourful Perupas are varieties of purple potatoes developed by HZPC Holland, shortlisted for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIV) 2016. Speaking with, project manager Annemarie Blitterswijk talks more about these tantalizing tubers. “They have been showstoppers since the very first launch,” she says. “Many restaurant chefs, foodies and people who love home cooking use them to create color on the plate. They also enjoy the fun aspect of cooking and preparing dishes with them. It really brings something new to cooking.” Based on ancient varieties of Peruvian potatoes, the Perupas are a series; Magenta Love, Double Fun, Violet Queen and Blue Star. They differ from each other in taste, texture and hues of color with varying degrees of purple. More

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