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Seed Library : Eis Gromper – eng villsäiteg Knoll

18:00 - 19:00
18:00 - 19:00
Henri Beck Auditorium (2, rue Genistre)

Free entrance


In Luxembourgish

Few crops boast as tumultuous and diverse a history, coupled with a promising future, as the potato. From the 1770s, a period marked by widespread famine in Europe, the potato emerged as a central figure in alleviating hunger and poverty. The potato's crucial role in ensuring food security has garnered widespread recognition. This tuber serves as a significant source of carbohydrates, vitamin C, and valuable minerals. It boasts the highest protein content among all root and tuber crops and possesses a favorable amino acid composition. Due to its nutritional profile, the potato stands out as one of the healthiest staple foods, well-suited for the production of various processed products. Furthermore, it exhibits superior storage capabilities compared to yams or cassava and can feed a significantly larger population per hectare than rice or wheat. Join Nathalie Lamberty in exploring the unique qualities of this versatile tuber, a beloved vegetable among Luxembourgers, and delve into the fascinating history of the Synplant cooperative since its establishment in 1945.

By Nathalie Lamberty


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