The dialogue between the modern consumer and producer of French fries. Global trends in healthy eating. Recently there has been the formation of a negative view of the potato as a product, not completely appropriate healthy lifestyle. Often the media in the pursuit of sensationalism provide unverified and sometimes misleading information, misleading ordinary consumers. The company "McCain" - the world's largest producer of french fries, an official partner of the UN International Year of the Potato 2008. Combining extensive knowledge of the potatoes with the investigations of recent global trends in supply and changes in consumer preferences, "McCain" shares his professional observations and conclusions, as well as the experience of informing consumers about balanced nutrition and the beneficial properties of potatoes.
Effect of high-precision application of mineral fertilizers and agrochemicals on yield and quality of potatoes for processing. Depending on the rules and relations introduced under the potato fertilizer and agrochemicals in the tubers are subject to change biochemical and technological properties of the tubers are used as raw material for industrial processing.
The influence of fertilizers, soil conditions on the basic biochemical parameters of tubers, intended for the production of potato products. The introduction of both organic and mineral fertilizers leads to lower dry matter content in tubers of cultivars on both soil types: loamy soil at the - at 0.8-2.5% in grade Belarusky-3 and 0.5-2.0% a variety Zhuravinka on sandy loam - respectively 0,5-3,6 0,2-2,3% and. The use of organic fertilizers had no effect, and doses of fertilizers made provided the content of reducing sugars from 0.12 to 0.07% in the tubers of varieties Belarusky loamy-3 and from 0.13 to 0.09% on sod-podzolic sandy loam soil. In the variety Zhuravinka these figures were 0,14-0,10% in loamy and sandy 0,15-0,12% in the soil. The most significant content of non-protein nitrogen, amino acids and protein in tubers under the influence of increased doses of nitrogen fertilizers. Increasing the dose of nitrogen fertilizer to 120 kg / ha ai contributed to increasing non-protein nitrogen in the tubers in the loamy and sandy soils at 0,42-0,80%, amino acids (tyrosine - at 0,13-0,86 mg/100 mg and phenylalanine - at 0,38-1,72 mg / 100 mg of protein), protein - by 0,28-0,57%. Grade Zhuravinka compared with grade-3 Belarusky had higher resistance to both enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning of tubers (the difference between varieties was 0.5-2.0 points). The doses of nitrogen fertilizers 60, 90 and 120 kg / ha of active substance was influenced (0.5-1.0 points compared to control) in the darkening of potato pulp