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Thread #150911   Message #3519577
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
27-May-13 - 05:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: Irish Potato Blight- Cause found
Subject: RE: BS: Irish Potato Blight- Cause found
'I have read that Irish potatoes before the blight, were particularly nutritious, close to being a "perfect food" - far more nutritious that the potatoes we have nowadays. Is that just hogwash, or is there truth to that? '

THat Joe, is definitely hogwash of the first order. Recently a number of growers have put the potato that was popular around the famine, the Lumper, back on the market. It's generally accepted as an ugly, unpleasant tasting, poor quality tuber.

National Geographic article (google will throw up loads, there's been a lot of publicity surrounding this)