After many years of selections and breeding, carried out at the Zamarte potato farm, a purple potato variety was created; the Provita. Alexandra Bech, a potato breeding specialist in Zamarta, was on hand to answer some questions about the new variety.
Does the Provita potato variety taste different from the usual and beloved by consumers?
Purple-fleshed potatoes have a subtle flavor of anthocyanins, which give them their characteristic color. Most people will find it very similar to the taste of classic varieties with white or yellow flesh. Taste is a very subjective sensation. It's best to just try.
Is Provita suitable for making salads?
Provita belongs to the culinary type B — general purpose. The pulp of varieties assigned to this type, after cooking, remains quite dense, but it is easy to crush it with a fork. Type B potatoes are also used in mashed potatoes.