Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Ways Of Boosting Healthful Antioxidant Levels In Potatoes

 I am always impressed with what scientists discover while they are messing around in the lab.  You probably know how saccharine was discovered: a scientist accidentally tasted a substance he was working on and found it to be very sweet.  I must wonder aloud what prompted these geniuses to insonate potatoes in the first place.  Here is to the serendipitous discovery of the month!

Here's a scientific discovery fit to give Mr. Potato Head static cling and flyaway hair (if that vintage plastic toy had hair). Scientists have reported discovery of two simple, inexpensive ways of boosting the amounts of healthful antioxidant substances in potatoes. One involves giving spuds an electric shock. The other involves zapping them with ultrasound, high frequency sound waves