Steroidal Glycoalkaloids in Andean Potatoes

  • Isao Kubo
  • Katsuya Fukuhara
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 405)


The Andes is the native soil of the “potato.” There are more than one hundred species of wild starchy tubers in the Andes, although only about ten are commonly sold in the local marketplace. They appear different in many respects, and some of them are taxonomically very different. Besides the potato, there are four other starchy tubers that are of local importance. They are “oca”, “arracacha”, “ullucu”, and “anu”, each of which belongs to a different family (Popenoe et al., 1989).


Crude Methanol Extract Potato Sample Potato Peel Countercurrent Chromatography Total Alkaloid Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isao Kubo
    • 1
  • Katsuya Fukuhara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science, Policy and ManagementUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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