In Canada, low-calorie, low-carbohydrate potatoes are grown
The Ontario farm "EarthFresh" reports that potatoes "Carisma" (Carisma) are grown from Dutch seeds and are not genetically modified, i.e. GMOs.
While in yellow and reddish potato contains about 100 calories and 25 grams of carbohydrates, in "Karizma" only about 70 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates, according to dietician Jane Dummer.
While there are several varieties of mushrooms and apples, Karizma also has several varieties. "This is a grade with a lower glycemic index and this is good news for diabetics and health-conscious people because these people are thinking about the presence of carbohydrates in their food," Dummer said.
Like other potatoes, it still makes up 20 percent of the daily requirement for vitamin C. This is useful for the immune system, skin and hair, and it is stuffed with potassium, three grams of fiber and three grams of protein. He also has a 20% lower glycemic index than conventional potatoes.
The glycemic index (GI) is estimated on a 100-point scale, the products are evaluated based on how quickly they raise the blood sugar level. Products that have a higher GI raise their blood sugar levels much faster.
Simple examples: white bread, airy rice, oatmeal, white rice and pasta. Potatoes "Rasset" also falls into the category with high GI.
Joanna Lewis, Director of Nutrition and Diabetes Education at the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), says that potatoes often play a bad role because they have white starch. This potato should not cause such an alarm for healthy people, she said.
"It benefits people with diabetes because the CDA supports foods and diets with low GI. There is a lot of scientific evidence that people with diabetes and substituting carbohydrates with high GI for low GI carbs notice a significant benefit in controlling blood sugar levels, "Lewis told Global News.
"But for people who do not suffer from diabetes, there is an advantage in that they reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which provides them with sustainable energy, a sense of satiety and weight control," she said.
"It tastes like yellow potatoes, but this creamy, like a melted in your mouth aroma, which is good for cooking potato salads," she explained. It’s also big enough, she added.
At the moment it is already planned to grow it in Australia. This autumn in Canada, it began to be sold only in Ontario, in such markets as Longo, Metro, Sobey and Whole Foods.
The company works with farms in Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and Prince Edward Islands to expand sales throughout Canada.