STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION OF POTATO AVAILABILITY AND CONSUMPTION AT NATIONAL LEVEL, IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT (2011-2013)

Medelete D.M., Pânzaru R.L.

Abstract


The importance of potato cultivation is highlighted by aspects that refer to the use of this product from a food, industrial, export, economic and agrotechnical point of view. The potato can be used in food, both unprocessed and in processed form, its nutritional value being determined by the chemical composition of the tubers which differs depending on the variety and the degree of maturation. The industrial importance of the early potato is highlighted by its use for the manufacture of alcohol, starch, glucose and dextrin. In the case of Romania, from the point of view of the components of the balance, it is worth noting its surplus character (+25.9 thousand t), a situation different from the world and community one.

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