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Spud Sunday: Healthier Than Thou

My, but we have grown fond of tinkering with our food.

Our 21st century edibles are awash with low fat, vitamin-enriched, cholesterol-free labels. As consumers demand more and more bang for their grocery buck, it gets ever harder for an unadorned fruit or vegetable to just be. It seems that they must be both new and improved to attract our attention.

Perhaps that’s why scientists at Japan’s Obihiro University have been subjecting potatoes to electric shock treatment.

zapping a potato with ultrasound

Zapping a potato with ultrasound
(photo: Kazunori Hironaka / Press Association Wire)

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Spud Sunday: Colour Me Purple

Purple spuds may be common enough currency in some quarters, but not where I live. So, yes, while on my travels here in the States, I am prone to getting excited by sights like this at Seattle’s Pike Place market:

Pike Place Potatoes

Pike Place Spuds

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