SPUDSMART: Potatoes and Good Health Go Hand-in-Hand
By Julienne Isaacs, Published on April 16, 2018
Do potatoes belong in a healthy diet? Following a decades-long tide of negative buzz about the potato’s role in weight gain, diabetes and a host of other ills, this is the question the potato industry would like to answer once and for all with a resounding “yes!”
Thanks to a recent initiative focused on potatoes and health, the industry is a big step closer to that goal, according to John Bareman, chair of the Canadian Potato Council and a board director with the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE).
In 2016, APRE, a joint venture between American and Canadian growers and processors, decided to focus on funding new scientific research on the connections between potatoes and nutrition.
“Potatoes, especially processed potatoes, have gotten a bad rap from what you might call ‘pseudo-science,’” says Bareman. “To turn this tide around, APRE is focused on showing that potatoes fit well in a healthy diet.”…
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