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White strawberries 'to take summer by storm'

04 January 2012

So-called white strawberries (or pineberries) are, according to a report in the Telegraph, destined to be extremely successful this summer

Indeed, it is said more than 3,000 plants have been sent to garden centres. The white fruit has a pale pink tinge and will, it is said, be ready by May. The same report says that Purple Majesty potatoes are also expected to be very popular this summer, after 100 tons of seed potatoes were sent to stores.

The report says: ''Experts say the potatoes are high in anthocyanin, an antioxodant that is linked to potential health benefits in treating diabetes, inflammation and age-related diseases. They are also versatile and can be roasted, mashed or made into chips.''

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