Peru’s agriculture minister Gustavo Mostajo, who presented last Tuesday a purple-fleshed potato, made the information public.
This potato variety was genetically modified by scientists from the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INIA) and was given the name “INIA 328-Kulli Papa”. Kulli means purple in Quechua.
“The new potato variety has exceptional antioxidant capabilities in addition to almost double the iron and zinc content found in commercially produced potatoes”, the aforementioned website published.
“INIA 328-Kulli Papa” is a tuber with a wide range of adaptability. It can be planted at an altitude of up to 4,100 meters above sea level.
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