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The potato as a potential brake on the effects of the coronavirus

In addition to raw materials for adhesives, coatings, and healthy food, can potatoes also provide ingredients against the effects of infection with the coronavirus? To investigate this, the Dutch provinces of Drenthe, Friesland, and Groningen have decided to support research that should answer this question.

The potato project is one of the five initiatives that have received funding for their innovative solutions to solve the current health crisis caused by the coronavirus.

This project uses a product extracted from purified potato protein, which can suppress the infection routes and inhibit lung damage. With this product, new medicines can be developed, such as creams and nasal spray.

A total of one million euros is available for the five projects. They have been selected from 22 entries following a call from the Samenwerkingsverband Noord- Nederland (SNN). The

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