T&G’s Lotatoes have fended off four other food innovators to win The Ministry for Primary Industries Primary Sector Products Award at the 2017 New Zealand Food Awards Reports.
The category promotes, recognises and showcases innovations in primary sector products, processing and packaging methods.
“Lotatoes are sustainably grown right here in New Zealand by passionate farmers loved by kiwi consumers. We’re extremely proud to win at the 2017 New Zealand Food Awards,” says Andrew Keaney, executive general manager, T&G who accepted the top award.
“Having judges recognise Lotatoes confirms we’re is on the right track, so hats off to the dedicated teams from T&G and our growing partners Balle Brother and Masters Produce for getting Lotatoes from the soil to the supermarket shelves.”
This potato, which has 40% less carbs and fewer calories than other potato varieties, was developed by cross-breeding different varieties of potato seeds together.
The seeds have a shorter, more sustainable, growth cycle using less water than traditional spuds making them better for the environment, T&G told FreshPlaza.
| A T&G release published in FreshPlaza || October 13, 2017 |||