U SPB Releases Revised Potato Nutrition Handbook

Published in the January 2012 Issue Published online: Jan 17, 2012

New science about potatoes and their role in human health and nutrition is of great interest and use to the USPB, as well as the entire potato industry. That is one reason the USPB annually invests in new and continuing research.

In 2008 the USPB developed and published the "USPB Potato Nutrition Handbook" (PNH), which has become a foundational resource for many. Just in time for the American Dietetic Association's Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, the USPB announces the release of the 2011 edition of the PNH.

This edition still contains 62 beautiful pages of all-things-potato documentation, with in-depth nutrition research as the anchoring information. New additions include both USPB-commissioned and non-commissioned research, which serve to fortify the following sections: resistant starch, antioxidant profiles, Glycemic Index, satiety and weight management, Type 2 Diabetes and Potatoes in the American Diet. The book continues to give an overview of potato history, buying and storage, potato types and even trends in foodservice.

This replaces the 2008 version. The link is at: www.potatogoodness.com/Content/pdf/PPNHandbook_Final.pdf.

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