‘Spud-u-lite’ low-carb potatoes coming

Filed under: New Product — Tags: — @ May 31, 2004

A Dutch seed company claims to have developed a low-carb potato that contains a third less carbs than normal spuds and has an “exceptional” flavor. The new variety has yet to be formally named but has already been called the “spud-u-lite” by its inventors.

bq. The new breed is believed to have reduced carbohydrate levels because it has a lower density of flesh and matures over a shorter time. It was developed as a result of cross-breeding, but its low-carb properties were discovered by chance by researchers at the HZPC seed firm. A co-operative of potato growers in Florida is planning to mass-produce the variety for the American market.

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