Lower-carb varieties developed

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TWO new potato varieties have been developed which its German breeders claim offer a lower-carbohydrate choice for consumers.

Europlant, an internationally active trading company for seed potatoes, has come up with the mild, mainly firm-cooking Coronada (pictured above), which is branded as Linella, and the firm-cooking Montana (pictured below).

Joint Managing Director Joerg Renatus said: "The demand is overwhelming. People who value a low-carbohydrate diet now have an alternative."

The varieties were developed through selective breeding. The average relative energy content is at least 30 % reduced in relation to fixed standards.

Both varieties are grown by specially selected, qualified farmers who are certified by German QS standards.

Before grading and packing, every single lot is checked for its ingredients by neutral experts. Only if all legal requirements are met can a lot become part of its “lower carb” program.

The EUROPLANT Group distributes worldwide a total of about 250,000 tonnes of seed potatoes, 125,000 of which are on the German market. 

Fellow MD Joerg Eggers said: “We are constantly working to develop new varieties which meet the high quality standards of the retail food industry and to support our trade partners in successfully marketing their products.”

The Lower Saxony company, with its head office in Lueneburg was founded in 1992 as a distributor of the long-standing breeding company Kartoffelzucht Böhm GmbH & Co. 

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