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Potatoes The Truth About This Vegetable

Throughout America, potatoes are the most popular vegetable.

Even being ahead of other well known vegetables such as lettuce and onions.

The Sweet Potato and Yam are also other kinds of potato that packs nutritional punch. There are many varieties of purple potato that come from the countries of Bolivia and Peru.

They’re compared to the russet potato of the United States. The different types of these potatoes include the Purple Majesty, Purple Viking and Purple Peruvian. The purple potato has four times the amount of antioxidants than the Russet potato.

Potatoes The Truth About This Vegetable

Several varieties of purple potato come from the countries of Bolivia and Peru in South America. The different types of these potato include the Purple Majesty, Purple Viking and Purple Peruvian.

You can cook a potato in a variety of ways, and they are included in one out of three meals eaten by almost all Americans.

When they are prepared in a healthy way, a potato can be an excellent source of energy and also pack a nutritional punch.

Like oranges, potatoes are very high in vitamin C. The fact is, one medium potato contains 45% of the vitamin C that’s recommended for good health.

A potato is also high in fiber and carbohydrates and contain more potassium than a banana. You can prepare potatoes by boiling them, steaming them, or even roasting them.

Potatoes The Truth About This Vegetable

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, as the basement is the best place to keep them.

 

From mashed to baked potatoes, are something we all know and love. They serve many different tasty foods, and they
provide our bodies with plenty of healthful benefits.

We all eat potatoes, some of us even grow our own. Whether you grow your own or buy them, the potato is the one vegetable that makes everything just a little bit better.

 




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