Traits and Genetics
Lowtato: the low carb, low calorie potato
New Zealand farmers have invented a new kind of potato they claim has 40 percent less carbs.
June 15, 2017 By Newshub NZ
Farmer Andrew Keeney says the “Lotato,” as it’s been called was created by cross-breeding other varieties.
“Initially these potatoes were bred by their parents for the fact they were flavoursome…and an appealing-looking potato, and as a natural result we ended up with a low-carb, low-calorie potato,” he said.
Mr Keeney said they’re an “all-purpose” potato, suitable for any part of the plate – boiled, mashed, roasted, or fried. | READ MORE
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