POTATO VARIETIES


Pestova imports seed potato from the Dutch company ‘Agrico’. Very early, moderately early, late and very late varieties

 

POTATO ORIGIN

POTATOES ARE CULTIVATED AND USED AS FOOD FOR MORE THAN 2000 YEARS

Potato origin dates 8000 years back, from the peaks of Peruvian Andes Mountains of South America in the bordering line of Peru with Bolivia. Research shows that communities of hunters and collectors, who for the first time had arrived together in South America 7000 years ago, began to attenuate, upgrade wild potato into domestic potatoes that grow in its fullness around the lake. In America are found around 200 species of wild potatoes.

POTATOES IN EUROPE

It is thought that potatoes arrived in Europe in the hands of Spanish researchers returning from expeditions made to America in 1570. Originally it was used as extra vegetable by all social groups. Over time, to the poorer classes of society, along with milk it gradually turned into a main dish, and a basic component of daily food diet, replacing other foods.
Potato is believed to have been spread around throughout the world by European fishermen. Very slowly it is accepted by European farmers, but overt time it has become an important food article, which played an important role during the birth rate boom in the 19th Century in Europe.
Today, potato is one of the key articles or items in every world kitchen.



POTATO NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Many people are surprised to discover that an average potato contains:

•    45 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin C
•    More potassium (620mg) than Banana, Spinach or Broccoli.
•    10 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin B6;
•    Thiamine, Riboflavin, Foliate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, and Zinc
... and all this for only 110 calories, no fat, Sodium or Cholesterol.

 

 

 


SEED POTATO
Pestova imports seed potato from the Dutch company ‘Agrico’. Very early, moderately early, late and very late varieties

Predominating varieties are: Riviera, Agata (very early), Sinora, Armada (moderately early), Zafira, Condor, Ambition (average later), Agria and Marlen (very late ones).

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POTATO ORIGIN

Pestova pays particular attention to storing fresh potato, starting from harvesting, storing in contemporary conditions till the packaging.

Fresh potato packaging made with advanced technology according to customer demand.

Storage and packaging ensure that fresh potato have durability and freshness in accordance to GLOBAL GAP standard requirements.

Packings are: 2.5, 5, 10, 25 and 1000 kg.

 


PROCESSING

Pestova produces potatoes which are intended for the processing industry market (chips). The potato concerned are easily processed are extremely tasty! Pestova also does the processing of potato starch in the final product Snacks.

Pestova also makes the processing of cereals (maize) Flips production.

However, we make a step further and think with the customer about the efficiency and production optimization.


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