CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF EDIBLE POTATO TUBERS IN RETAIL OUTLETS IN EAST-CENTRAL POLAND
 
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Chair of Plant Cultivation, University of Natural Sciences and Humanities in Siedlce, B. Prusa 14, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland
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Medical University of Białystok, J. Kilinskiego 1, 15-089 Białystok, Poland
Publish date: 2014-12-06
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2015; 16(1):57–61
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The work was an attempt to determine and describe certain quality characteristics of edible potato on sale in Siedlce and Międzyrzec Podlaski. Potato tubers for examination were purchased in 3 kinds of retail outlets (ten shops of each kind) in east-central Poland. A total of 90 samples were collected to determine tuber size, protein and vitamin C content, reducing sugars and sucrose content. Potatoes purchased in all kinds of outlets met the standards set for tuber size. Potatoes bought in supermarkets had a better chemical composition than tubers purchased in groceries or fruit and vegetable shops. All the potato tubers were a good staple.