JUNE 2008: The Potato Council is using the credit crunch to advocate the return of a national staple.

With food prices soaring, shoppers have been urged to give potatoes a second chance. The Potato Council which represents 3000 growers, says people nervous of the credit crunch should turn to potatoes to keep them healthy.The council said one portion could provide 19% of the recommended daily intake of iron, compared with pasta’s 7%, and offer better value for money compared to rice or pasta.

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