We’d like to give a special shout out to the lovely potato.
There are many varieties, super versatile and 100% Gluten Free!
Smashed, Mashed, Fried, Baked, Twice Baked, to name a few. It’s a vegetable that holds it’s own as a starch and it’s a fact that you can go to just about any other place in the world and find some sort of potato staple (even if may mostly may be simple french fries). Who doesn’t love a potato in one form or another?
They are good for you too!
Sweet potatoes, for example are high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. They are also known to help stabilize blood sugar, which means they’re a good choice for diabetics. The 95 calories each at worth it for all of the nutritional power they pack. Other variety of potatoes we often see here in American markets include, Russets, Reds, Whites, Yellows, Purple/Blues, and Fingerlings.
We learned that it is a common misconception that all of the potato’s nutrients are found in the skin. While the skin does contain approximately half of the total dietary fiber, a great deal of the nutrients are found within the potato itself. Keep in mind, that like for most vegetables, cooking does impact the nutrients, it is greatest when cooking involves boiling for an extended periods of time, or baking. To maintain the most nutrition in a cooked potato, steaming and microwaving said to be best.
What’s your favorite way to eat a potato?