Thursday, January 17, 2013

Amazing Potato


Potatoes are amazing vegetables from the solonaceae or night shade family. These include tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. If allowed to grow, the leafy part of the potato may result in fruit which should not be eaten because it's a form of solanine, a poisonous alkaloid

I love the way the Swedes eat their baked  potato.
The peel is supposed to have a high nutritive value, rich in potassium, Vit A,B,C, calcium, carbohydrates, iron ,  salts, .riboflavin,B6, copper, manganese and dietary fibre and is good for cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Nutrients in
1.00 each baked (173.00 grams)
Nutrient%Daily Value

vitamin C27.6%

vitamin B627%





Calories (160)8%

The juice from a raw potato has anti inflamatory properties and helps with acid conditions in the stomach and thus ulcers. They are antioxydants and broccoli has a run for its money alongside it in phytochemicals.
They promote
carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid, as well as unique tuber storage proteins, such as patatin, which exhibit activity against free radicals.

Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist Roy Navarre has identified 60 different kinds of phytochemicals and vitamins in the skins and flesh of 100 wild and commercially grown potatoes. Analysis of Red and Norkotah potatoes revealed that these spuds' phenolic content rivals that of broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts, and includes flavonoids with protective activity against cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and certain cancers and they also lower blood pressure.
Eat them steamed baked or sauteed.

So eat and grow potatoes,  chemical free in your gardens.
Eat them with their skins or juice them.
They are good for you.

Have a great day


George said...

I always knew if I waited long enough things that I like to eat will turn out to be good for me. Thanks for helping me put a check mark by potatoes.

SandyCarlson said...

I love spuds--any kind or color, shape or size. They are to dinner what oatmeal is to breakfast. They fill you up and leave you feeling warm and they do no harm. Thanks for this.

A Lady's Life said...

lol George there is silver in the lining.
My son also tells me not to eat potatoes so here you go baked and steamed and boiled... all good.:)

A Lady's Life said...

I agree Sandy . I can't imagine life without potatoes.

Gattina said...

The Belgians and Germans eat a lot of potatoes in all shapes and kinds. In Italy a potato is considered as a vegetable like spinach so you don't serve spinach at each meal ! They have more pasta often with vegetables as starter and then meat with potatoes as a vegetable. It's a different way of cooking.

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A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

I just had pop tarts for I wish I'd eaten that instead. Even the photo looks delicious.

Love you and praying that you have an awesome weekend.

I'm on day one of working the next 7 days straight. Many events in DC this coming week :(

Love you sweet friend.

Akelamalu said...

I can eat potatoes anytime, I love them, hot or cold. :)

A Lady's Life said...

Akelamalu anyway but fried as they say lol

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Patricia for visiting.

A Lady's Life said...

Gattina my sisterin law always makes pasta with all kind of things and pizza with potatoes in it as well.

I love potatoes as well but my son said we need to get away from carbs and this was my way to say no, the potato stays lol

A Lady's Life said...

Butterfly be safe in DC. :)

Diana said...

I love potato skins. I remember eating raw potatoes as a girl, just loved them that way!
The photo you posted looked delicious! Love Di ♥

Russell said...

Enjoyed this post very much.

I eat a baked potato nearly every night. When I was on the acreage, before I moved to town, I had a very large garden and had a large crop of potatoes every fall.

One of the things I do miss is not having those fresh potatoes to eat.

Can't say enough good things about potatoes!

Take care.

Gina Gao said...

I love potatoes hot or cold, in any form.

deeps said...

now who can say it s a potato??

A Lady's Life said...

Deeps true - It's a vegetable lol

A Lady's Life said...

Diana - Raw???? You are like My Mom who ate onions as if they were apples. lol I could never do that.

A Lady's Life said...

Russell - Too bad you sold your farm.
I still think this is the best way to live.

A Lady's Life said...

Gina - thats my girl lol

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life .. I love the potato .. yet there is a connection with arthritis from the solanum veggies ...

That potato looks delicious and I'm about to have a late lunch ...

Interesting facts you've given us .. cheers Hilary