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
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.