‘Healthy purple potatoes’ made for Halloween

And the new spud has more going for it than just its unusual appearance and uses at Halloween. Growers claim it offers greater health benefits than the average white variety.
‘The purple majesty’, which goes on sale today, has a deep purple skin and flesh, and contains at least nine times more antioxidants than standard potatoes, according to Scottish producer Albert Bartlett.

‘This potato packs a powerful nutritional punch while tasting as delicious as more familiar varieties,’ said Gillian Kynoch, head of product development and innovation.
Blood tests on people who had eaten the potatoes found the health benefits were retained throughout the cooking process.
The potato was bred from a traditional variety at Colorado University but trials found it could be grown in Britain. They go on sale at Sainsbury’s today.


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    Ammara said,

    they look bun.
    LOL oh sainsburys

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