By Judith Wills in SAGA Magazine.
This hasn’t been a great season for potatoes in more ways than one. Not only have they suffered a bad year in our gardens and fields – the summer drought made them grow smaller than usual – but apparently they are also suffering an image crisis.
Ever since lower-carb eating had a renaissance a few years ago, with apparent benefits both for weight loss and health, spud sales in the UK have dipped – by over 5% since 2015 according to the trade bible, The Grocermagazine.
However, low-carb isn’t the whole picture. Sales of rice and noodles have actually increased, perceived as they are to be quicker and easier to prepare as well as more versatile in the dishes many of us choose today.
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