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The almond potato (Norwegian: Mandelpotet, Swedish: Mandelpotatis, Finnish: puikulaperuna) is a potato known since the 19th century. Almond potatoes are yellow or white; in rare cases a kind called blue almond can be found which is yellow-white with some color changes in blue. Its shape is oval and somewhat resembles an almond, hence the name.
It is considered a delicacy in Norway and in Sweden, where it is most commonly grown in the northern parts. It can be grown better in the north, since the variety is susceptible to plant diseases in the south. Finnish Lapland puikula (Lapin puikula) has a European Union Protected Designation of Origin.
- "A Taste of Norwegian Fall". Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
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