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‘The secrets within’: How the potato is reshaping the food industry

Have you ever stopped to consider the huge role the potato plays in the global food industry? This humble root vegetable, native to the Americas, has become a staple around the world. It is at the centre of the food industry and at the heart of many of our diets.

But what is really interesting, is that over time the potato has revealed even more of its secrets and is emerging as a perfect source of many ingredients. Not only starches, but protein and fibre too.

In an age where the desire for plant-based products is rising, the potato is becoming ever more useful.

In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, made in partnership with Royal Avebe, the presenters explore the potato’s centuries-long journey from exotic foodstuff, to being one of the world’s largest food crops.

And they ask two big questions: What can the potato offer in today’s cutting edge food industry? And what secrets are still inside the potato, waiting to be discovered?

Source: Food Matters Live. Go here to listen to the podcast
Photo: On Unsplash via Wikimedia Commons

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