Spud Lite is a potato that naturally offers you a fresh and ‘lite’ taste of 25% less carbs than the average potato.*
Spud Lite is a golden, creamy potato bursting with nutrition, Spud Lite is super tasty and incredibly easy to prepare. Providing a light, creamy and non-earthy flavour when mashed and a crisp, crunchy, soft pillow texture when roasted or fried, it’s versatility makes it the complete all-rounder.
Spud Lite is a potato variety that has come from natural cross pollination without any genetic modification. The growing period is 20 – 30% shorter than most other varieties, which means it needs less maintenance and feeding. It has also consistently shown that it has a longer shelf life than many other popular potato varieties – meaning less greening and less wastage. Spud Lite is exclusive to us, helping bring back the potatoes to it’s original glory.
Spud Lite is grown in the heart of the Murray Mallee region in South Australia.
A further addition to the Spud Lite family is the small version packed with the same amount of nutrition and taste, the Baby Spud Lite’s. Baby Spud Lite alike Spud Lite is 25% less in carbs that the average potato and are great to use in plenty of recipes that you will find below.
*25% lower in carbohydrates than the average raw potato listed in the AustNut 2011-13 Food Database.
SPUD LITE EXPLAINED
No Genetic Modification
Spud Lite is a natural pollination. Male and female pollen from two different potato varieties were selected because of their favourable characteristics and then cross pollinated (naturally bred). This produced a tasty, good looking, low carb potato that we now grow, wash and distribute in a Spud Lite bag. This concept has been used for around 500 years and is exactly the same as the way we as people are made.
‘25% less carbs than the average potato’
To make this claim we teamed up with a business called Food Legal who made sure we met all standards. Initially we had number of standard varieties (ones you would find in your local supermarket) tested for their carbohydrate matter. These potatoes are listed on the AUSNUT 2011-13 Food Database. We then compared this average number with the tests we had completed on our very own variety.
On average Spud Lite had 25% less carbohydrates then the potatoes tested. Spud Lite’s carbohydrate matter is at 8.9 grams per 100 grams. Spud Lite’s carbohydrate content is regularly tested by an independent certified laboratory whom regularly test on different sites (paddocks). This is to ensure Spud Lite continues to meet the claim of less than 25% carbs than the average potato*.