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The new ‘supercarb’

25 August 2011

Potato farmers at BP2009 called for potatoes to be renamed a ‘supercarb’. The industry needs people to show their support for the campaign by visiting and join those who have already signed the ‘supercarb’ petition.

Matt Spanton, one of the farmers leading the campaign, says: “The potato’s rich carbohydrate content often overshadows its vegetable status. Potatoes are undoubtedly a ‘supercarb’; they are packed full of energy, vitamins and minerals, fibre and, of course, are naturally fat free. We believe that the term ‘supercarb’ more accurately describes what we know is the nation’s favourite vegetable and highlights just how much goodness potatoes contain.”

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