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Old February 22nd, 2006, 01:14 PM posted to alt.support.diet.low-carb
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Anyone found this potato in their local market, if so at what premium
price?

5 oz adora = 87 calories
5 os idaho = 117 calories


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Old February 22nd, 2006, 02:19 PM posted to alt.support.diet.low-carb
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David Frank wrote:
Anyone found this potato in their local market, if so at what premium
price?

5 oz adora = 87 calories
5 os idaho = 117 calories



No, I'll be looking.

Here is a little more information that I was able to find after reading
your post.... I still have not been able to find the equivalent of a
nutritional content label. Evidently there is reasonable non-starch
content in addition to starches, but I can't find the actual data.

The low starch content was an "accident", or at least unplanned.

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http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:... &ct=clnk&cd=1

THE potato has been demonised as a fattening vegetable by the Atkins
diet. Now, however, potato growers are fighting back with a slimmers’ spud.

Four growers in Britain are to plant the potatoes this spring and the
crop will be on sale before the summer. Dieters desperate for a potato,
however, can already find the slimline variety at an Essex farm shop.
Yet Ian Mitchell, the grower, knew nothing about the weight-watching
quality of his crop until contacted by The Times.

Laboratory research has shown that the potatoes, grown from a seed known
as Adora supplied by Dutch plant breeding company HZPC, contain a third
fewer carbohydrates and a quarter fewer calories than most standard
varieties.

[ 1/3 less carbs and 1/4 less calories ]

The findings have astounded managers at HZPC. The Adora potato was
developed in the mid-80s as a fast-growing variety — it reaches maturity
in 80 days instead of 140 days for many potatoes. But the company learnt
about its slimming properties by chance.

American growers desperate to halt the decline in potato consumption —
sales were down almost five per cent last year — were anxious to find a
variety that could challenge the Atkins diet and help the shrinking of
body fat. Scientists in Florida were asked to investigate the
nutritional quality of Adora on behalf of a producers’ co-operative
known as Sun Fresh of Florida.

Tests showed a 5.2oz (148g) Adora potato contained 87 calories while the
equivalent Russell Burbank, the main variety sold in the US, contained
117 calories. The equivalent common British-grown potato, Maris Piper,
contains 108 calories.

The low carb, low calorie potatoes will go on sale in supermarkets in
Florida from January 24. Jim McDowell, Sun Fresh sales director, is
convinced that the potato is going to be a hit with consumers. “A lot of
folks are taking a close look at their intake of carbohydrates and that
has affected the sale of potatoes,” he said. “But now we happen to have
a potato that is traditional and tastes great and it’s better for you.
We think people will try it and we are confident they’ll like it.”

HZPC chiefs are trying to catch up and to market Adora as a slimmers’
potato in Europe. Robert Graveland, the firm’s research breeder, said:
“We are still analysing the scientific data from the US but the Adora
appears to have less starch because it is an early potato and is ready
after 80 days, therefore there is less time for starch to be made. We
also know that with high nitrogen in the soil this leads to lower dry
matter so it is possible we may be able to lower the starch content even
more.”

Mr Graveland said that the Adora was an all-round kitchen potato that
could be served in any way but he thought baked, mashed or boiled was
probably best. He did not think Adora would herald the arrival of the
low fat, low carb chip or crisp. He said that the potatoes were prone to
discolour when browned and become soggy because of their high water
content and were therefore not suitable for oven chips and crisps.

Mr Mitchell, 58, who grows Adora potatoes at his 600-acre Elmstead Hall
farm, Elmstead, near Colchester, said: “We were not aware of these
nutritonal findings but we need to get official confirmation from the
seed company before we promote them or trading standards will be down on
us.”

But Mr Mitchell is concerned that his niche market might be taken over
by the supermarkets. Sainsbury’s has already expressed interest. A trial
is being organised this year and the potatoes could be in selected
stores by the summer.



HOT HISTORY



Potatoes were first cultivated in Peru around 2000BC and their name is
derived from the native word "batata"


They were brought to Europe after Francisco Pizarro invaded the Inca
empire in 1535 although Sir Walter Raleigh is credited with their
introduction to England and Ireland in 1586.

There was initial resistance among consumers who considered the tubers
to be unclean and unholy. They were blamed for ensuing outbreaks of
leprosy and syphilis.

Each Briton eats 103kg, or 500 medium sized potatoes, every year.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------



--
1) Eat Till SATISFIED, Not STUFFED... Atkins repeated 9 times in the book
2) Exercise: It's Non-Negotiable..... Chapter 22 title, Atkins book
3) Don't Diet Without Supplimental Nutrients... Chapter 23 title, Atkins
book
4) A sensible eating plan, and follow it. (Atkins, Self Made or Other)
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 03:10 PM posted to alt.support.diet.low-carb
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Default low calorie adora potato

1) I thought LC was dead....

2) I don't miss potatos at all. If I'm going off plan for some reason, I'm
not sure I'd pick a potato...but others may see it differently. I guess it
would be suitable as a carb up for a long ride, but still not my 1st choice.
Hmm....for that purposed I'd want a normal potato, or a yam.



"jbuch" wrote in message
...
David Frank wrote:
Anyone found this potato in their local market, if so at what premium
price?

5 oz adora = 87 calories
5 os idaho = 117 calories


No, I'll be looking.

Here is a little more information that I was able to find after reading
your post.... I still have not been able to find the equivalent of a
nutritional content label. Evidently there is reasonable non-starch
content in addition to starches, but I can't find the actual data.

The low starch content was an "accident", or at least unplanned.

------------------------------------------------------------
http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:... &ct=clnk&cd=1

THE potato has been demonised as a fattening vegetable by the Atkins diet.
Now, however, potato growers are fighting back with a slimmers’ spud.

Four growers in Britain are to plant the potatoes this spring and the crop
will be on sale before the summer. Dieters desperate for a potato,
however, can already find the slimline variety at an Essex farm shop. Yet
Ian Mitchell, the grower, knew nothing about the weight-watching quality
of his crop until contacted by The Times.

Laboratory research has shown that the potatoes, grown from a seed known
as Adora supplied by Dutch plant breeding company HZPC, contain a third
fewer carbohydrates and a quarter fewer calories than most standard
varieties.

[ 1/3 less carbs and 1/4 less calories ]

The findings have astounded managers at HZPC. The Adora potato was
developed in the mid-80s as a fast-growing variety — it reaches maturity
in 80 days instead of 140 days for many potatoes. But the company learnt
about its slimming properties by chance.

American growers desperate to halt the decline in potato consumption —
sales were down almost five per cent last year — were anxious to find a
variety that could challenge the Atkins diet and help the shrinking of
body fat. Scientists in Florida were asked to investigate the nutritional
quality of Adora on behalf of a producers’ co-operative known as Sun Fresh
of Florida.

Tests showed a 5.2oz (148g) Adora potato contained 87 calories while the
equivalent Russell Burbank, the main variety sold in the US, contained 117
calories. The equivalent common British-grown potato, Maris Piper,
contains 108 calories.

The low carb, low calorie potatoes will go on sale in supermarkets in
Florida from January 24. Jim McDowell, Sun Fresh sales director, is
convinced that the potato is going to be a hit with consumers. “A lot of
folks are taking a close look at their intake of carbohydrates and that
has affected the sale of potatoes,” he said. “But now we happen to have a
potato that is traditional and tastes great and it’s better for you. We
think people will try it and we are confident they’ll like it.”

HZPC chiefs are trying to catch up and to market Adora as a slimmers’
potato in Europe. Robert Graveland, the firm’s research breeder, said: “We
are still analysing the scientific data from the US but the Adora appears
to have less starch because it is an early potato and is ready after 80
days, therefore there is less time for starch to be made. We also know
that with high nitrogen in the soil this leads to lower dry matter so it
is possible we may be able to lower the starch content even more.”

Mr Graveland said that the Adora was an all-round kitchen potato that
could be served in any way but he thought baked, mashed or boiled was
probably best. He did not think Adora would herald the arrival of the low
fat, low carb chip or crisp. He said that the potatoes were prone to
discolour when browned and become soggy because of their high water
content and were therefore not suitable for oven chips and crisps.

Mr Mitchell, 58, who grows Adora potatoes at his 600-acre Elmstead Hall
farm, Elmstead, near Colchester, said: “We were not aware of these
nutritonal findings but we need to get official confirmation from the seed
company before we promote them or trading standards will be down on us.”

But Mr Mitchell is concerned that his niche market might be taken over by
the supermarkets. Sainsbury’s has already expressed interest. A trial is
being organised this year and the potatoes could be in selected stores by
the summer.



HOT HISTORY



Potatoes were first cultivated in Peru around 2000BC and their name is
derived from the native word "batata"


They were brought to Europe after Francisco Pizarro invaded the Inca
empire in 1535 although Sir Walter Raleigh is credited with their
introduction to England and Ireland in 1586.

There was initial resistance among consumers who considered the tubers to
be unclean and unholy. They were blamed for ensuing outbreaks of leprosy
and syphilis.

Each Briton eats 103kg, or 500 medium sized potatoes, every year.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------



--
1) Eat Till SATISFIED, Not STUFFED... Atkins repeated 9 times in the book
2) Exercise: It's Non-Negotiable..... Chapter 22 title, Atkins book
3) Don't Diet Without Supplimental Nutrients... Chapter 23 title, Atkins
book
4) A sensible eating plan, and follow it. (Atkins, Self Made or Other)



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Old February 22nd, 2006, 04:17 PM posted to alt.support.diet.low-carb
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Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper just to eat half a potato?

TC

David Frank wrote:
Anyone found this potato in their local market, if so at what premium
price?

5 oz adora = 87 calories
5 os idaho = 117 calories


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Old February 22nd, 2006, 06:49 PM posted to alt.support.diet.low-carb
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"jbuch" wrote in message
...
Four growers in Britain are to plant the potatoes this spring and the crop
will be on sale before the summer. Dieters desperate for a potato,
however, can already find the slimline variety at an Essex farm shop.


This is a story from last year - I know because that farm shop is just down
the road from me : ) The potatoes disappeared immediately that article came
out early last year, and I haven't seen them since.

Nicky.

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Old February 23rd, 2006, 01:28 AM posted to alt.support.diet.low-carb
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Roger Zoul wrote:
1) I thought LC was dead....

2) I don't miss potatos at all. If I'm going off plan for some reason, I'm
not sure I'd pick a potato...but others may see it differently. I guess it
would be suitable as a carb up for a long ride, but still not my 1st choice.
Hmm....for that purposed I'd want a normal potato, or a yam.


I miss Checkers French Fries.

Checkers is a fast food place, perhaps National in scope. They appear to
advertise themselves as the official NASCAR fast food.

There must perhaps be no higher possible sanction...

There is a orangeish like oily crunchy crust with good salt taste and
after taste over a tender inside.

I voluntarily had them once since I low carbed. They were "forced upon
me" the last time I had them.

They forced them on me by including them in my burger bag... at no extra
cost. Man, were they great ! !

I needed the fat that day, for dear Dr. Bob Atkins, and I didn't
complain about their forcing me to eat this unordered food. :-) I biked
and extra mile pretty fast, and surely that was enough to consume this
forced treat.

I am hoping that someday soon, they will again force me to eat those
fries. But no luck so far.

-------------------------

I agree with you. Ordinary potatos aren't my choice for breaking low
carb. Even at 1/3 less starch, ordinary potatos just aren't tasty enough.


--
1) Eat Till SATISFIED, Not STUFFED... Atkins repeated 9 times in the book
2) Exercise: It's Non-Negotiable..... Chapter 22 title, Atkins book
3) Don't Diet Without Supplimental Nutrients... Chapter 23 title, Atkins
book
4) A sensible eating plan, and follow it. (Atkins, Self Made or Other)
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Old February 28th, 2006, 07:53 PM posted to alt.support.diet.low-carb
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david?
why aren't you in the ALT.SUPPORT DIET group?
they do a lot of calorie counting there!

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k.net...
Anyone found this potato in their local market, if so at what premium
price?

5 oz adora = 87 calories
5 os idaho = 117 calories



 




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