Heritage vegetables are beneficial to health according to research at the University of Brunswick, in Germany. Results reveal a chemical constitution more favourable to health in the case of heritage potatoes than with our modern varieties. The Blue Congo potato possesses as many antioxidant molecules as cranberries - one of the top super foods!
Heritage vegetables are the old fashioned varieties grown by previous generations of vegetable gardeners. These have been replaced by ‘improved’ varieties, with higher yields, disease resistance, and superior keeping qualities.