Sunday, October 3, 2010

Purple Potato Rich Antioxidant


The scientists introduced a purple potato that is claimed to be healthier than regular potatoes because they contain antioxidants 10 times higher. Meanwhile, new purple potatoes are marketed in several countries, including Britain.

Potatoes are given the name 'Purple Majesty' has dark purple color and contains anthocyanin, an antioxidant, which is more rich. Potato was developed from ordinary potatoes created by scientists from Colorado State University, USA.

Dr.Cathrine Tsang, researchers say the purple potatoes contain a natural pigment anthocyanin. "These pigments give the color purple on the potato that will not change though it was cooked," he said.

He added that the idea of purple potatoes are from the health benefits of red wine because of the high content of antioxidants. "The same thing found on this purple potatoes. Research shows positive effects on blood vessels and reduce high blood pressure," he said.

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