Purple potatoes
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Potato growers hit purple patch

A purple potato that growers claim offers greater health benefits than the average white variety goes on sale today.

The Purple Majesty, which has a deep purple skin and flesh, contains up to 10 times more antioxidants than standard potatoes, according to its Scottish producer.

The potato was bred from a traditional variety by scientists at Colorado University.

  • 05 Oct 2010