Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fast Facts About Potatoes

All over the world, potatoes are the most common vegetable, even being ahead of other well known
vegetables such as lettuce and onions.   Potatoes is cooked in a variety of ways, and they are
included in one out of three meals eaten by almost all everyone.  If prepared in a healthy way, a potato can be an exceptional source of energy and also pack a nutritional punch.

Comparable to oranges, potatoes are very high in vitamin C.The truth 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.

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.

 Potatoes can be prepared by boiling them, steaming them, or even roasting them.  If it is possible, 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.

If you want to keep potatoes for future use, keep them in a cool, dark place. Excessive exposure to  light will cause them to turn green.
You can also store them in the basement if you have one, as the basement is the best place to keep potatoes.

Wether mashed or baked potatoes, a potato is something we all know and love.  They provide good  source of nutrition to our body with lots of healthful benefits.  We all eat potatoes, it also very easy to grow our own potatoes for our daily need.  Whether you grow them or buy them,  potato is the one vegetable that we should all eat to provide us good nutrition.

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