"AmaRosa," a Red Skinned, Red Fleshed Fingerling with High Phytonutrient Value

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  • The diversity of traits in varieties of potato outside of its South American birthplace is a small subset of that available in the Andean center of origin. Among the traits that evoke most interest are skin and flesh pigments. Recent studies have pointed to the high antioxidant activity and potential healthful benefits from these pigments or other antioxidant compounds. The market for potatoes with unusual color patterns has been supplied largely by heirloom varieties of uncertain origin and the highly successful Yukon Gold. Interest has intensified and been transformed into a focused effort in the breeding of specialty varieties, remarkable for their unusual colors. The purpose of this paper is to describe a new potato variety in the Fingerling Class with red skin and red flesh.
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  • Keywords: Fingerling, ORAC, Anthocyanin, Antioxidants
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  • Brown, C. R., Vales, I., Yilma, S., James, S., Charlton, B., Culp, D., . . . . (2012). AmaRosa,” a red skinned, red fleshed fingerling with high phytonutrient value. American Journal of Potato Research, 89(4), 249-254. doi: 10.1007/s12230-012-9248-1
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  • 89
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