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comments on Prebiotic Potatoes?

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 02:31:52 GMT

Daneen Akers
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:42:18 GMT

Thanks for adding nuance to the "evil potatoes" narrative. Helpful!

Marc Wagner
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:58:54 GMT

You're welcome! We've really been enjoying the waxy varieties lately: reds, new, fingerling. The local farms around Bend are producing a beautiful crop this year.

brlewis
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:04:45 GMT

Hello Dr Marc, hope you're still about. A diabetic friend recently told me that new potatoes don't affect his blood sugar like 'old' potatoes; is that just an anecdote, or does it have some substance? From the above, it would seem that new potatoes have more of the rambling, wild child type producing lots of glucose in the SI, but also lower glycemic load, both better and worse. So new potatoes are not friendly towards the microbiome? And would the same be true of new corn on the cob, straight from the plant to the pot? All absorbed in the SI? This is a huge subject and I can see I'm missing a lot of basic science of starches. Where can I get it? People say, starches turning to sugar... all before cooking. What's the biochemistry behind eating fresh peas, corn, and potatoes straight from the garden to the pot? Barrie