A diet of deep-fried batter produces fresh thinking

Following on from our previous report on the specially designed low carbohydrate potato, we have more edible tuber news.

In a landmark case that will challenge the anti-obesity drive, the US department of agriculture has reclassified frozen, battered chips as being ‘fresh vegetables’.

Arguing that the process of coating or battering a vegetable does not change the end product, the department has ruled that a battered chip is as fresh as, and, indeed not that different from, a waxed lemon.

Therefore, as it constitutes one of your five daily portions of fresh fruit and veg, batter- coated, processed frozen chips can now be repackaged as a health food, an idea that will surely be welcome to us all.

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