Thanks to the potato, between 1793 and 1840 the population of Ireland increased from 1.5 million to 9 million. Without this feeding source the country could feed just 5 million.
Different foods have different concentrations of resistant starch. For 100 g of dry substance, white bread has 1 g of resistant starch, rice – 4 g, dried peas – 5
Until recently, it was believed that all the starch from foods is easily digested and absorbed by the small bowel. Recent studies have shown that some of the starch ingested