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Potatoes Facts - An Information Guide

Eating Potatoes

This section is all about eating potatoes. Potatoes have been cultivated for thousands of years and are a staple food in many countries.

They come in numerous varieties including white, red, yellow, purple, orange, blue, green.  The most common potato grown today is the Russet Burbank (RB), which has become one of the most consumed potatoes in the world. 

But what about eating them, raw, cooked, and what is the best way to do so and why? That’s what this section is about so please have a dig around (pun intended) and find out the best way for you to eat your potatoes.

Cooking with Potatoes

Wondering what the best way to cook potatoes is?​ or how you should prep them properly?  From boiling, soaking, endless peeling, chipping, stripped, baking. 

Or maybe you’re interested in straight-up baked potatoes, or even my favorite roasted potatoes.  Well, this section is for you.   

Let me help you cut through some of the noise (sorry another pun!) and show you some of my best guides for cooking potatoes and getting the most flavor from them. 

Nutritional Benefits of Potatoes

This section is all about helping you understand the nutritional profile of potatoes. Potatoes are a great source of carbohydrates and are rich in fiber, carbs, and vitamins B6 and C. They’re also a good source of potassium too.

So depending on what your dietary requirements, lifestyle, or nutrition plan are you will need to be mindful of just how much potatoes you consume and when.  That goes for french fries too!

So this section is all about their nutritional properties, and put simply, helps you understand potato benefits and side effects in more detail.  I’ll help you can manage consumption,  clarify likely benefits, and make you aware of the impact of over eating potatoes and potato-based products (Chips, Fries and so on).  Enjoy!

Information On Potatoes

In the previous sections, we’ve covered various guides on eating, prepping, and cooking different potato varieties.   We’ve covered the humble potato’s nutritional profile, and how to be really mindful with your diet and calorie intake.  So now this section covers more generalized topics and potato facts.  Let’s test your knowledge to get started.

Did you know the potato is a member of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) along with tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, tobacco, tomatillos, and many other plants?  Bet you didn’t!  Anyway, enough of that.

Enjoy my guides listed below.

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Chris Watson

I'm a food and wellbeing enthusiast researching and sharing foodstuffs and simple food-based concepts, such as fasting and clean eating. I hope it inspires you to make tiny changes to what you eat and when you eat while optimizing your healthspan and all-around well-being.