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Potatoes

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Roasted, mashed or baked, we all consider potatoes most of the time as comfort food. Being available all year long, potatoes are one of the few vegetables I grew up with. There wasn’t a day without potatoes.

You need to store them in a cool, dry and dark place.

Potatoes are indigenous to Peru, where they have been cultivated by the Inca Indians since around 200 B.C. They were introduced into Ireland during the early part of the 16th century where they became popular.

Nutritional value of potatoes per 100g:

  • How many calories in a potato – 77
  • How much protein in a potato – 2g
  • How many carbs in a potato – 17g
  • What is the fat content of a potato – 0.1g

Health benefits:

For pain and discomfort caused by rheumatism use raw potato juice

Lectins like those present in the potatoes inhibit cancer cell growth

Helps with the maintenance of bone and structure with minerals like phosphorus, iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc.

Potatoes contain dietary fiber, which helps lower blood cholesterol.

Provide support for a healthy heart because they contain potassium, fiber, vitamin B-6 and vitamin C.

Vitamin C is promoting the ability of collagen to improve skin texture and smooth wrinkles.

The B vitamins help to support adrenal function, calming and maintain a healthy nervous system.

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41 thoughts on “Potatoes”

  1. There is a long tradition of using potatoes medicinally in several cultures, like using grated raw potatoes for a poultice on sunburns or other minor skin irritations.
    I’ve read that the “eye” of a raw potato is a good remedy for hemorrhoids.Cut it out, like a plug, grease it with a bit of olive oil and stick it where the problem is. Never tried it myself. I prefer my potatoes going in on the other end…

  2. You make a good case for potatoes. Speaking of, I was astonished to learn how many varieties were cultivated by the Incas for whom the potato was a dietary staple.

  3. I’ve got some sweet taters at home! I love red potatoes. I feel like they have the best texture to me and they make some awesome cheesy ranch sriracha mashed potatoes.

  4. One of my English students was from Peru and showed me pictures of the market in her town with so many varieties of potato. I love to cook the blue or purple ones and serve them with pumpkin or orange squashes, Really stands out on the table and the children think the bright colored food is fun

  5. I had no idea they were quite so nutritional. Living in Bavaria we tend to eat quite a lot of potatoes and I have been feeling a little guilty eating them so often. Thanks so much for sharing this info – now I dont feel quite so guilty, well.. unless I smother them with butter and sour cream!

  6. Since the diet craze of the 80s, potatoes carried a stigma of being “bad for you”. But thinking back to simpler times, they were heavily relied upon as a staple in the pantry. I’m happy that you chose to highlight the many benefits they offer…and I love your photography! Beautiful blog!

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  8. Nail on the head with this post. My wife and I eat potatoes probably every other meal. I especially enjoy the purple potatoes. Once you get past the color, they really are delicious. Great post!!!!

  9. Looove the potatoes! In Romania we use them a lot, it’s like pasta for Italians: if we have them in the house we have the lunch or dinner sorted. Haha.. good post!

  10. Lovely post with great photography I have just recently discovered your site and I am already happy to make this a part of my daily routine. Beautiful photos and inspiring words.
    Best regards from Norway,
    Dina

  11. Great post and very informative. I find myself eating potatos all the time baked, mashed and even in soups! I really enjoyed reading about the health benifits potatos so im thankful for your and your blog. for that wonderful information.

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