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|8/5/2013 - You may or may not have noticed a new potato in town at your local grocer or more likely at your local health food store. It is native to South America and is called the purple potato, named for its deep purple skin as well as the purple flesh within it. There are several types of the purple potato...|
|2/1/2012 - It's not just the high fat content that makes potato chips and French fries bad for you; the very process used to cook them produces potent carcinogens inside the potatoes themselves.
Baking, roasting or frying any starchy food at high temperatures causes the sugars found in these foods to combine...|
|11/12/2011 - One of the most nutritious foods on the traditional Thanksgiving menu is the sweet potato. These orange-skinned root vegetables offer a host of health benefits (especially when cooked without the unnecessary sugar and marshmallows). If you want to raise health consciousness around the dinner table this...|
|10/7/2011 - "One question means one career." This was the harsh warning of UC Berkeley Professor Ignacio Chapela for those daring to conduct independent research on genetically engineered foods and crops. "You ask one question, you get the answer and you might or might not be able to publish it; but that is the...|
|9/3/2011 6:41:36 PM - A new study conducted by chemistry professor Joe Vinson at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania has revealed that spuds may be suffering from an undeserved, ill reputation as a fattening, nutritionally empty food. Although they rank high on the glycemic index, potatoes are mistakenly considered...|
|3/1/2011 - Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrition. They are a great source of minerals such as manganese, folate, copper, and iron. The darker-colored variety is a great source of carotenes (precursor of vitamin A), vitamins C, B2, B6, E and biotin. Sweet potatoes are also a fantastic source of dietary fiber....|
|2/5/2011 - The potato is versatile: you can bake it, boil it, mash it, fry it... you can even make pancakes from it. The potato is also (surprisingly) a healthy food that mankind has thrived on for thousands of years, even long before the invention of agriculture.
This fascinating little tuber is actually quite...|
|11/11/2010 - The commonly held conceptions regarding potatoes as unhealthy are basically false. Their health promoting properties are mostly unknown or ignored. Excluding French fries and potato chips, potatoes are considered super foods by some.
There are rising concerns about potential food shortages within...|
|9/18/2009 - One of the most nutritious and beneficial foods that you can add to your diet is also one of the most famous of all the Fall comfort foods - sweet potatoes. Many Americans have this South American tuber (meaning root) as part of their Thanksgiving Day feast. Not only is this beautiful bright orange...|
|5/7/2009 - Those building a seed collection may have wondered: where are the potato seeds? It turns out that potatoes are not usually grown from tiny seeds because the spuds themselves are seeds. As you have likely noticed, potatoes sprout eyes over time, and will go on to grow a whole plant under the right conditions....|
|3/6/2008 - In a blue funk. Apathetic. High-strung. Premenstrual woman from hell. Enervated. Grouchy. Spacey. Turning on the waterworks for no real reason. Swinging from repressed fear to rage like an angst-ridden green monster. Do any of these describe you? Before you pop that Prozac into your mouth, ask yourself:...|
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