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TomTato Plant Produces Tomatoes And Potatoes
2013-10-01 10:55:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UK horticulture specialists Thompson and Morgan have introduced the TomTato, a plant that simultaneously grows tomatoes and potatoes. This tall plant produces up to 500 sweet, cherry tomatoes above ground and a full patch of white potatoes underneath. The fruits and veggies are reported to ripen at the same time, meaning when it’s time to pick the tomatoes, the potatoes can also be unearthed. Although it may sound impossible...

2013-07-29 23:19:11

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is the leading inventor service company in the United States. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 An inventor from Los Angeles, Calif., was inspired by a gift she received almost half a century ago. "A cutting device was given to me in Japan over 45 years ago," she said, "so I modified the device and decided to develop it into an aid for those who have difficulty opening potato-chip/cereal bags, pre-packaged salad and snack bags."...

2013-06-29 23:04:01

This report analyses the Modified starch market by raw material, applications, and geography. By geography, the report is segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Modified Starch Market by Raw Materials, Applications & Geography - Global Forecasts to 2017”, published by MarketsandMarkets modified starch market will grow from estimated $12.76 billion in 2012. This value is expected...

Potatoes Give The Most Bang For Your Nutritional Buck
2013-05-25 05:22:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When it comes to produce, potatoes are actually one of the best nutritional values on the market, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the journal PLOS ONE. Dr. Adam Drewnowski, Director of the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington, and colleagues reported their findings after creating an “affordability index” of 98 different vegetables and five vegetable subgroups,...

2013-04-26 14:12:54

Research recently presented at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology conference in Boston, MA shows that resistant starch content of potatoes is similar across potato varieties; but can be altered significantly by the cooking and serving methods. Resistant starch is starch that is resistant to enzymatic digestion and, thus, is not absorbed in the small intestine. Researchers from the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research...

2013-04-24 16:35:51

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, has created four new potato clones which are characterized by their high antioxidant content, their good production both in size and number of tubers, as well as by their resistance to the usual diseases of this crop. The clones were obtained by natural methods through crossing varieties from South America with commercial varieties used in Europe. The result was three clones of the purple-fleshed potato and one...


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