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How did potatoes, tomatoes evolve? Let a 52-million-year-old berry fossil explain!

How did potatoes, tomatoes evolve? Let a 52-million-year-old berry fossil explain!

The researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US examined two fossil lantern fruit collected in an area in Argentina that was temperate rainforest when the plants grew, 52 million years ago.

Potatoes, bananas can do wonders to your health – Read

Potatoes, bananas can do wonders to your health – Read

Researchers examined the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre.

5 foods that should not be refrigerated at any cost!

Here is a list of 5 food items that should not be kept in the fridge.

Eating potatoes four times a week can cause high blood pressure!

The study showed that participants who consumed four or more than four servings a week of boiled, baked or mashed potatoes, are at an increased risk of hypertension. 

Bizarre! Haryana farmer claims potatoes, tomatoes growing on same plants

Bizarre! Haryana farmer claims potatoes, tomatoes growing on same plants

The fruits have sour taste and look like tomatoes, Ranbir said, adding that on lifting the plants, potatoes were found in bunches of four to six.

Pre-pregnancy potato consumption may boost diabetes risk: Study

Eating lots of potatoes -- especially chips or crisps -- is linked to a higher risk for women of developing a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, a study said Wednesday.

Scientist to grow potatoes on Earth under Mars conditions

Scientist to grow potatoes on Earth under Mars conditions

The increased levels of carbon dioxide will benefit the crop, whose yield is two to four times that of a regular grain crop under normal Earth conditions.

Cauliflower, potatoes, onions cut stomach cancer risk

You may want to start eating large amounts of white vegetables as scientists have found that they keep stomach cancer risk at bay.

Eating potatoes may cut stomach cancer risk: Study

Having 50mg of vitamin C daily, approximately two potatoes' worth, brought the risk down by 8 per cent.

Six amazing health benefits of eating potatoes!

Though potatoes are a high-carbohydrate food, eating them in moderate quantities won't make you fatter.

New technique to store potatoes for longer period

New technique to store potatoes for longer period

Researchers at the Central Potato Research Station (CPRS) here Sunday claimed to have invented a new technique that would ensure storage of potatoes for longer duration.

Unseasonal rain damages crops across the country

The untimely rain over the past fortnight has played havoc on standing crops in the country.

Low carb diet can cause digestive problems: Experts

Low carb diets may be used as a weight loss tool by some people, but dieticians and nutritionists warn that the tactic may be contributing to a reduction in fibre intake and thus, helping in setting up health problems instead.

 

Rice can help treat cholera better

The main treatment for cholera involves oral rehydration therapy where the patient drinks water mixed with salts and glucose which can increase the toxicity of the cholera bacterium.

Potato, onion brought under Essential Commodities Act in Tripura

The Tripura government has decided to bring onion and potato under the Essential Commodities Act (ECA), 1955, to check price rise, state Information Minister Bhanu Lal Saha said on Wednesday.

Delhi govt to sell onions, potatoes at liquor outlets

As part of its efforts to check prices, the Delhi government is planning to use liquor outlets in the capital to sell onions and potatoes.

Delhi govt planning to sell onions, potatoes at liquor outlets

As part of its efforts to check prices, the Delhi government is planning to use liquor outlets in the capital to sell onions and potatoes.

Did we store onions, potatoes in banks, Congress asks Arun Jaitley

"Did we take away onions, potatoes and tomatoes and store them in a bank," Congress said as it took a dig at Arun Jaitley over his remarks blaming the previous UPA regime for rising prices.

Punjab takes measures to check prices of essential commodities

A committee formed by the Punjab government to check the prices of essential commodities today said raids will be conducted to stop hoarding of items including onion and potatoes.

Genetically modified potatoes `resist late blight`

British scientists have developed genetically modified potatoes, which are resistant to "late blight."