Facts About Potatoes
Potatoes are the most popular
vegetable, being ahead of other well known
vegetables such as lettuce and onions.
You can cook potatoes in a variety of ways.
They are included in one out of three meals eaten by almost everyone.
When they are prepared in a healthy way, a potato can be an excellent source of energy and also pack a nutritional punch.
Potatoes are very high in vitamin C, like oranges.
The fact is, one medium potato contains 45% of the
vitamin C that's recommended for good health.
Potatoes are also high in fiber and carbohydrates and contain more potassium than a banana.
A potato is naturally low in calories and contains
no fat, sodium, or cholesterol.
The skins of the potatoes provide a helpful dose of fiber, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, and several B vitamins.
You can prepare potatoes by boiling them, steaming them, or even roasting them.
If at all possible, you should avoid putting potatoes in the refrigerator or freezing them, as cold will turn the potato starch to sugar and cause them to turn dark when they are cooked.
When you store potatoes, keep them in a cool, dark place. Too much light will cause them to turn green. You can store them in the basement if you have one, or anywhere in the dark is the best place to keep potatoes.
From mashed potatoes to baked potatoes, a potato
is something we all know and love. They are served with
many different tasty foods, and they provide our
bodies with plenty of healthful benefits.
Some people even grow their own. Whether you grow your own or buy them, the potato is the one vegetable that makes every meal just a little bit better.