Potatoes are an excellent source of fibre are a staple for many households. They can be boiled, mashed, baked, fried, added to soups, casseroles, and stews. They can help bulk out a meal and are delicious as chips, roasted, in a Spanish potato frittata, as a rosti or fritter with gooey eggs drizzling over the top.
- Potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Iron, and Dietary Fibre.
- Best Stored: In Fridge
- Can be frozen
- Can be eaten raw or cooked.
Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of the tissues in all parts of your body.
- B3 (Niacin) is a B vitamin that's made and used by your body to turn food into energy. It helps to keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy.
- Vitamin B6 is found naturally in many foods. Your body needs vitamin B6 to help support more than 100 enzyme reactions involved in metabolism. It is also essential in brain development during pregnancy and infancy as well as immune function.
- Potassium is a mineral that your body needs to work properly. It helps to regulate your heartbeat and ensures your nerves function properly. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells.
- Iron is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods. It is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Iron is necessary for growth, development, normal cellular functioning, and synthesis of some hormones and connective tissue
- Dietary Fibre, is important for a healthy bowel.
- Soups, stews, casseroles