Low-Carb Potatoes

Scientists have created a type of potato so low in carbohydrates that it could be used as part of a low-carb program. The potato, developed with a Dutch seed company, has yet to be given a formal name but has been nicknamed "Spud-U-Lite." It is yellow and waxy with a smooth skin and has an "exceptional" flavor, according to scientists who have sampled it. Its carbohydrate content is only two-thirds that of other potatoes. The potato is the result of a breeding program, rather than genetic modification, but its low-carbohydrate content was discovered by chance and believed to be the result of the low density of the potato's flesh and the relatively short period over which it matures.

Telegraph May 30, 2004

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