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2008-01-29 15:35:00

More than 99 percent of all modern potato varieties planted today are the direct descendents of varieties that once grew in the lowlands of south-central Chile. How Chilean germplasm came to dominate the modern potato-which spread worldwide from Europe-has been the subject of a long, contentious debate among scientists. While some plant scientists have maintained that Chilean potatoes were the first to be planted in Europe, a more widely accepted story holds that European potatoes were...

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2008-01-14 18:25:00

COLLEGE STATION "“ A specially developed carrot has been produced to help people absorb more calcium. Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife's Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center studied the calcium intake of humans who ate the carrot and found a net increase in calcium absorption. The research, which was done in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, means adding this carrot to the diet can help prevent such diseases as osteoporosis. "If you eat a serving of the modified...

2007-07-23 03:14:36

By Pfoutz, Yvonne A visitor to Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc. might expect display cases of Danish and donuts, but the company's address, 1000 Potato Roll Lane in Chambersburg, identifies its premier product- rolls and breads with potatoes as the special ingredient. And the address for the new satellite bakery, Martin's is building in southern Georgia? Potato Roll Lane, of course. "In a year, we produce more than 100 million packs of rolls," says Ronald Gipe, Martin's executive vice...

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2007-04-20 06:26:16

BOISE, Idaho -- Federal aid is on the way to help Idaho potato growers battle a microscopic worm that was discovered in fields last year and blamed for the closure of four export markets for fresh potatoes. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns on Thursday approved $10.7 million in emergency funding to help growers eradicate the potato cyst nematode. The pest is not considered harmful to humans, but can shrink yields by as much as 80 percent. "This is huge for the Idaho potato industry and...

2007-02-13 13:27:14

SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Having boldly gone where no spud has before, Chinese space potatoes are now the latest culinary fad to hit the country's ultra-trendy commercial hub of Shanghai. Slightly sweet and purple in color, the potatoes, named Purple Orchid Three, are bred from seeds that mutated while being carried aboard a Chinese spacecraft, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported Monday. Grower Haikou Purple Orchid Co. Ltd. is promoting them as a unique food option, and restaurants in the...

2006-02-27 19:55:00

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A state lawmaker wants to peel Idaho's standard license plate of the legend "Famous Potatoes" in a battle over whether the lowly spud should symbolize a state whose major export is high technology. Republican Sen. Hal Bunderson said the slogan no longer has resonance for a state whose population and commerce have undergone a seismic shift in the 46 years since the motto was first stamped on Idaho's license plates. "Other than as a consumer, the majority of people in...

2005-10-03 17:12:48

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first cultivated potato was grown in what is now Peru, researchers said on Monday, and it originated only once, not several times, as some experts had proposed. Their genetic study shows the first potato known to have been farmed is genetically closest to a species now found only in southern Peru, the U.S. and British researchers said. "This result shows the potato originated one time and from a species that...

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2005-10-03 17:10:00

WASHINGTON -- The first cultivated potato was grown in what is now Peru, researchers said on Monday, and it originated only once, not several times, as some experts had proposed. Their genetic study shows the first potato known to have been farmed is genetically closest to a species now found only in southern Peru, the U.S. and British researchers said. "This result shows the potato originated one time and from a species that was distributed in southern Peru," said David Spooner, a U.S....

2004-11-25 06:00:07

Won't eat Boiled carrots The best vegetable source of vitamin A, needed for the immune system to fight coughs and colds, and for healthy skin, eyes and growth. A kids' portion is the amount a child can fit in their hand. Might eat Purple carrots cut into flower shapes Try Sainsbury's Taste The Difference purple carrots - an old- fashioned variety which may tempt them on novelty value alone. They're just as nutritious. Cut them into flower shapes for more fun. Will eat...


Latest Root vegetables Reference Libraries

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2009-04-28 15:37:54

Brassica rapa or Turnip Mustard is grown primarily as a leaf vegetable, root vegetable and an oilseed and is often referred to as a field mustard. Napa cabbage and turnip are members of this group. Varieties of this plant are used in experiments because they are easy to grow and require little attention and reach full maturity in 40 days. Some have even been used in botany experiments in space. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-17 14:44:19

The Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes candida) also known as the White Rain Lily, is a species of plant native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found in Paraguay and Chile. Other common names for this plant are August rain lily, White zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, Zephyr flower, and Autumn zephyr lily. The Fairy Lily is a white hybridized species of a flower that is usually found in pink flowering form. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall....

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2005-07-12 16:47:45

Daylily comprises the small genus Hemerocallis of flowering plants in the family Hemerocallidaceae. The name Hemerocallis is based on the Greek words for day and beauty, which reflects the fact that the individual flowers last for only one day. They open at sunrise and wither at sunset, to be replaced by another one (sometimes two or none) on the same stem the next day. Originally from Eurasia, a native from Europe to China, Korea, and Japan, their large showy flowers have made them...

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2005-06-23 11:13:55

The Tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium or Tigerlily) is a large and spectacular flower which is also cultivated in Asia for its edible bulb. Like other true lilies, the flowers are borne on an erect stem with linear leaves. The American 'red lily' or 'wild lily' (Lilium philadelphicum) is also sometimes known as the 'tiger lily' because of its black spotted flowers. This lily also has an edible bulb and was eaten by the American Indians. Lilium columbianum from the Pacific Northwest is...

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