Once the white potato
genome is sequenced, researchers say it will become easier to identify genes in native and wild species of potatoes, which come in 5,000 varieties.
But think outside the white potato
to multi-colored fingerling potatoes, purple potatoes or red potatoes.
Remove the skins from the potatoes and any eyes or black marks, leaving just the white potato
The result is a tiny (15-70mm diameter) bright white potato
, creamy in texture and so fine-skinned that the first crop harvested in May in its purest earth-covered form, to keep its delicate skin intact.
Improvements in cooking oils, coatings, preparation methods and processing technologies are enhancing the nutritional profile of the white potato
in all forms, making an already healthy package even healthier.
And last Halloween, Scottish potato growers Albert Bartlett produced a purple spud that they claimed had nine times the level of antioxidants of the white potato
Believe it or not, even a white potato
tastes better when some of its sugar develops.
Double cooked with a crispy shell surrounding fluffy white potato
, they were very good.
The Spinach Latkes With Nutmeg Cream make a colorful addition to a platter of white potato
or sweet potato latkes or a good accompaniment for baked fish.
Ounce-for-ounce, however, it has no more calories than the white potato
and is a rich source of vitamins A and C.