The one vegetable unanimously loved by almost every person in this world is the potato. Potatoes are packed with healthful carbs, vitamins, minerals and fiber. A medium-baked potato along with the skin contains nearly 4 grams of fiber, 2 milligrams of iron and 926 milligrams of potassium. Take care to rinse the potatoes in water thoroughly and remove any obvious blemishes before using them.
Potatoes can be cooked in multiple ways. Take care of these below mentioned checklist items before getting started.
- Keep the skin intact. Skin of the potato is rich in fiber, nearly 2 grams for every 28 grams of the vegetable consumed. Potato skins are also enriched with vitamins B and C, iron, calcium, potassium and other nutrients.
- The fight of phytochemicals. Potatoes contain phytochemicals — nutrients under scrutiny for their role in protecting us from diseases such as cancer and heart disease. The role of phytochemicals is elaborated at www.firsteatright.com.
- Salads and more. Make a salad side of boiled potatoes in light vinaigrette or use them in stews and soups to add some thickness and texture.
- Innumerable variants. There are more than 10,000 varieties of potatoes that come in different shapes, sizes and colors (from white to black to red, yellow and purple). Sweet potatoes are a great choice for a snack or side dish owing to their rich nutritional contents like fiber, beta carotene and vitamins C and B6.