Saturday, 06 February 2016

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016 becomes capital of fresh produce trade for three days

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...

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...

Combined power drives TOMRA Sorting Food

Combined power drives TOMRA Sorting Food

  Optical food sorting system manufacturer TOMRA Sorting Food has reached an important milestone in it...

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

Sensor-based systems for the potato industry exhibited ...

  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

Snack manufacturer Ibersnacks assesses its weigher-bagg...

  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

Potato chips in Cana...

  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

Company introduces p...

    Eliane™ Bind 12 is a potato starch with unique propert...

Welsh potato growers get latest know-how on Potato Day

Welsh potato growers...

  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

SmartStor controller...

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

Another stage completed at new Agristo cold store

Another stage comple...

  Egemin Automation has embarked upon a new major phase i...

As an initiative to promote the International Year of the Potato and UN goals, the UN has launched ‘The Potato: Around the Globe in 200 Recipes,' a cookbook filled with recipes that demonstrate the versatility of the humble spud. The book was launched on 6 November by the UN Economic Commission.

It demonstrates how the potato has become firmly cemented internationally, in the centuries following its transportation to Europe by the first explorers to Latin America including English maritime hero Sir Walter Raleigh, who presented the exotic vegetable to Queen Elizabeth I.


In Italy potatoes are stuffed with mascarpone, in Germany they are turned into sausages and in Moldova they're blended into soup with cheese and chives.
From "Boranie Katschalu" in Afghanistan - fried potatoes, cheese, garlic and mint - to a chicken, veal, potato and banana stew from Venezuela, called Sancocho, the book shows the versatility of the vegetable and what can be done with a bit of imagination.
It's the world's fourth most important food after maize, wheat and rice, and it's also good for you, rich in carbohydrates, potassium and Vitamin C.
"The potato is one of the world's healthiest root vegetables, with a larger high-quality protein content than that of other roots and tubers," commented UN Economic Commission for Europe official Pier Giacomo Bianchi, who is responsible for standardising seed potatoes to facilitate international trade in the crop.
"We work towards ensuring that only healthy and high-yielding seed potatoes enter the international market," he said.
he book was launched on 6 November the UN Economic Commission.
The cookbook shows how truly international the potato has become in the centuries following its transportation to Europe by the first explorers to Latin America including English maritime hero Sir Walter Raleigh, who presented the exotic vegetable to Queen Elizabeth I.

In Italy potatoes are stuffed with mascarpone, in Germany they are turned into sausages and in Moldova they're blended into soup with cheese and chives.

From "Boranie Katschalu" in Afghanistan - fried potatoes, cheese, garlic and mint - to a chicken, veal, potato and banana stew from Venezuela, called Sancocho, the book shows the versatility of the vegetable and what can be done with a bit of imagination.

The potato is the world's fourth most important food after maize, wheat and rice, and it's also good for you, rich in carbohydrates, potassium and Vitamin C.

"The potato is one of the world's healthiest root vegetables, with a larger high-quality protein content than that of other roots and tubers," commented UN Economic Commission for Europe official Pier Giacomo Bianchi, who is responsible for standardising seed potatoes to facilitate international trade in the crop.

"We work towards ensuring that only healthy and high-yielding seed potatoes enter the international market," he said.

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