Potatoes are tubers (root vegetables) and are considered a starchy vegetable. Potatoes have a mild taste and a texture that is usually dense, creamy, and mashed. Potatoes are packed with fibre, potassium, magnesium, and more.
Keep them in a cool, dark and dry place. Do not store inside the refrigerator or somewhere near the sink because moisture will encourage growth. When you receive them, transfer the potatoes to a basket or a paper bag with an open top, allowing them to breath. A closed space will only promote moisture, so try to place the potatoes somewhere with much ventilation.
Can be fried, boiled, mashed, roasted, made into salad, etc.
What are the benefits of eating Potatoes?
Potatoes are rich in fibre. Its fibre is quite special as the fibre that is found in potatoes are called ‘resistant starch’, and it has benefits of both insoluble and soluble fibre. To increase the amount of resistant starch, you can cook them a day ahead of time and then cool them overnight in the fridge. The potato’s resistant starch is like a prebiotic which is like food for good bacteria in our large intestine that improves gut health. It can also prevent constipation or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Besides that, they contain potassium and magnesium. These two minerals are usually packed in the skin of the potatoes. Potassium helps to lower blood pressure, keeping the heart protected and lowering the risks of stroke. Magnesium is essential for supporting nerve and muscle function.