Dec 14, 2011
NFPT trials identify lower acrylamide clones

The first acrylamide test results have been released from the Washington and Idaho National Fry Processor Trials (NFPT). The trials are being processed in the order in which they were harvested, with Washington first, followed by Idaho with North Dakota results to be released within a few days.

The trials analyzed 81 clones for their respective acrylamide levels. Ranger and Burbank represented the check varieties for all trials and analysis.

Washington clones had an average acrylamide level of 262 ub/kg. The Idaho clones had an average acrylamide level of 385 ug/kg. (Note: ug/kg = ppb)

The Washington trials identified five clones with acrylamide levels under 100 ug/kg while the Idaho trials had no clones with acrylamide levels under 100 ug/kg.

The trials are seeking to identify varieties that produce lower acrylamide levels for chip processors.

For more information and a breakdown of the test results, visit www.uspotatoes.com/newsletters/nl.php?date=2011-12-14&story=BreakingNewsNFPTTrialsSuccessfullyIdentifyNumerousLowerAcrylamideClones







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