Effect of genotype, storage and processing on the polyphenolic content, composition, in vitro anti-cancer activity and sensory attributes of colored-flesh potatoes
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The potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is the world's third largest food crop with per capita consumption of ~126 lbs. annually in the US. The 2010 US Potato Board Report revealed that over the past ten years, while consumption of traditional potatoes (mashed, baked, fried, steamed, boiled and french fries) declined, specialty/colored potato consumption increased by 17%, possibly due to their putative health benefits. Specialty/colored potatoes, which are rich in anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic anthocyanins and/or carotenoids, can be an attractive "delivery system" for these bioactive compounds ...