Low-carb potatoes are getting attention throughout the world. In recent years, a number of varieties were introduced that are lower in carbs than conventional potatoes. For a while, potatoes have had a somewhat negative image because they’re a source of starch. Starch is a carbohydrate, which is known for being fattening. A potato with fewer carbs should be the solution. Agrico introduced a new potato variety, Carisma, in 2015, which contains naturally slowly digestive carbs.

An average Carisma potato of 150 grammes contains 70 calories, while a regular potato could contain as much as 100 calories. With Carisma, Agrico responds to consumers’ needs for responsible and healthy food. Agrico worked with partners in Australia, where the potato variety was marketed in 2010. The country is a global frontrunner in the field of knowledge and research into the role of a low glycemic index (low GI). Carisma is available at supermarket chains Albert Heijn and Emté in the Netherlands. – Fresh Plaza

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