Massey University student Sarah Ross is on the hunt for 120 potato connoisseurs to sample spuds as part of her masters project.

The project requires volunteers who regularly buy and eat potatoes to taste test the steamed vegetables and give feedback on the flavour.

Although steaming might not be the first choice cooking method for most potato-loving Kiwis, it provided the purest potato flavour, Ross said.

“They’ll only be eating a total of about three potatoes across the study so there’s not really a worry about calories.”

The project, run through Massey’s Food Experience and Sensory Testing Lab with Plant and Food Research, is open to volunteers aged 18-65.

Potato fans must be able to attend two one-hour taste testing sessions in Palmerston North next month.

For more information, email s.ross@massey.ac.nz.

Source: Stuff.co.nz

Image: LYNDA HALLINAN / STUFF

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