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Sweet Potatoes: Science Improves an Already Great Thing
« on: August 20, 2012, 03:15:44 PM »
"Electrifying Success in Raising Antioxidant Levels in Sweet Potatoes

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2012) Already ranked by some as number one in nutrition among all vegetables, the traditional sweet potato can be nutritionally supercharged ― literally ― with a simple, inexpensive electric current treatment that increases its content of healthful polyphenols or antioxidants by 60 percent, scientists said at a conference in Philadelphia August 20.


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120820152104.htm

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Re: Sweet Potatoes: Science Improves an Already Great Thing
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 03:31:43 PM »
I would love to know the thought process that compelled somebody to run electric current through a potato.

Was there a specific hypothesis?
Or was it more of a "Let's see what happens, Beavis" kind of thing?

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Re: Sweet Potatoes: Science Improves an Already Great Thing
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 04:58:24 PM »
I would love to know the thought process that compelled somebody to run electric current through a potato.

Was there a specific hypothesis?
Or was it more of a "Let's see what happens, Beavis" kind of thing?

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Re: Sweet Potatoes: Science Improves an Already Great Thing
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 05:54:37 PM »
"heh heh hehhh...yeah Sweet Potatoes rule... they RULE!"- Signed, the Great Cornholio


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