Potatoes

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

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July, August, September & October  

Benefits of Potatoes

  • Promote Weight Gain
  • Easy to Digest
  • Skin Care
  • Treat Scurvy
  • Treat Rheumatism
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Proper Functioning of Brain
  • Prevent Heart Diseases
  • Treat Kidney Stones
  • Treat Diarrhea

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Storage Tips

  • Store in a dark place. If they are exposed to light their skin will turn green (nature’s sunscreen – just peel away, the flesh underneath is good)
  • Do not refrigerate because this mimics winter & causes the tubers to start to convert their starch to sugar, making the potato less stable.
  • If there is dirt on your potatoes, wash just before using. The less they are disturbed, the better they will store
  • Sprouts are the potato trying to put out roots for spring. If they sprout, they are still useable; just pull the sprouts off.

Culinary Tips

  • Avoid peeling the potatoes before cooking them. The outer shell provides a good protection against nutritional loss during the cooking process. The protein & mineral content beneath the skin is very high, so if you cook them after peeling them, most of these proteins & minerals will be lost.
  • When you boil potatoes, first heat the water to its boiling point & then add them. This will reduce cooking time and help you maintain the vitamin C content.
  • Minimize frying of potatoes, as 75% of vitamin C is lost during frying. You can use other cooking methods such as baking and steam cooking.