Friday, 12 February 2016

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016 becomes capital of fresh prod...

  From February 3 to 5, FRUIT LOGISTICA in Berlin is the place to be for everyone that wants to k...

Perupas shortlisted for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

Perupas shortlisted for Fruit Logistica Innovation...

  WOW! Colourful Perupas made by Dutch company HZPC were selected by the international Fruit Logi...

Givaudan celebrates ten years of ethical sourcing

Givaudan celebrates ten years of ethical sourcing

  Givaudan is marking a milestone in its journey to sustainable natural ingredients with an event...

ChemChina to acquire Syngenta at a value of over US$ 43 billion

ChemChina to acquire Syngenta at a value of over US$ 43...

  Syngenta has announced that earlier this February ChemChina has offered to acquire the company at US...

Kiremko starts construction works at new facility

Kiremko starts construction works at new facility

  On February 1, the construction of the new Kiremko building started in a festive way in Montfoort, T...

Potato cultivation programme lifting people out of poverty in Africa

Potato cultivation programme lifting people out of pove...

  The Irish Potato Coalition is a programme set up by Vita, an Irish NGO, which works with communi...

Sensor-based systems for the potato industry exhibited at Fruit Logistica 2016

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  A new edition of the Fruit Logistica trade show is set to take place in Berlin, Germany, between Feb...

AHDB launches website to improve potato chips quality

AHDB launches website to improve potato chips quality

  With the frying trade accounting for 12% of the Great Britain potato crop, ensuring quality across t...

Snack manufacturer Ibersnacks assesses its weigher-bagger equipment

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  Snack manufacturers with high production outputs to pack and large orders to fulfil are among the mo...

FAM and Stumabo launch NECST - Next Evolution in Centrifugal Slicing Technology

FAM and Stumabo laun...

  FAM Stumabo developed NECST TM, an ambitious R D proj...

Potato chips in Canada - All dressed up

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  If you want to try potato chips with ketchup, dill pick...

Pasteurization - It’s all about safety first

Pasteurization - It’...

  Improved shelf life for food products is essential – no...

Kiremko and Packo present new product pump

Kiremko and Packo pr...

    Dutch manufacturer Kiremko and Packo, designer and c...

Company introduces potato starch for clean label food coatings

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Company launches new formulation of biofungicide

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  Marrone Bio Innovations, a U.S. provider of bio-based p...

Welsh potato growers get latest know-how on Potato Day

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  Over 50 potato growers gathered at the County Showground ...

Chile considered robust market for American agricultural equipment

Chile considered rob...

  In the most recently released U.S. Department of Commer...

Dundee-China collaboration discovers potential ‘Achilles heel’ of potato blight

Dundee-China collabo...

  Scientists working in Scotland and China have uncovered...

SmartStor controller wins Certificate of Merit at Lamma 2016

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  Lamma 16, the first major farming event of the year too...

A recent CSIRO survey has indicated that the Nadine potato variety has shown low GI (Glycemic Index) readings. This has therefore, increased the choice beyond one low GI potato on the market.

Served best in salad, the Nadine variety (white skin and flesh) showed a reading of 45, after it was cooked in a microwave with a potato microwaver, and then served cool after being stored in a refrigerator overnight.

GI levels in foods vary considerably depending on the amount of fat and protein within the food, how and if they are processed, and how they are cooked and eaten. According to dietician and diabetes educator Jo Beer, potatoes have been given a bad name as they have often been quoted as all being a ‘high GI' (that is over 70) and thus many people have avoided them from their diet altogether.

"This research is finally giving potatoes the credit they deserve. They are an excellent source of energy and fibre, virtually fat free (0.1%) and provide a range of essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium and vitamin C, and now they can also be included in a low to medium GI diet. "

"This new information is encouraging because it means there are many options available for people to find low GI potatoes, which are grown locally, and widely available."

Ross Taylor, Chairman of Western Potatoes Ltd, which markets potatoes in the Western Australian market place, commissioned the research to clarify the confusion about potato GI levels.

"Until now, we have had very little information about potato GI levels except what has been published in the international arena, which isn't specific to our own local varieties.

"Grocery buyers have become more in need of nutritional information for their family's diets, which explains why we undertook the research in the first place.

"Once we received the results we were blown away that everyday varieties have been wrongly labeled as high GI, when some are in-fact low in GI.

"Nadine is widely available in retail stores throughout Australia, so we ask consumers to find out more through our website www.feelgoodfood.com.au and ask their retailer if they can't identify the variety," said Mr Taylor.

 

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