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|Friday, May 22nd, 2009|
Crispy roast potatoes for lunch.
Best idea ever.
|Wednesday, February 4th, 2009|
Thought this might be appropriate for this community...
|Wednesday, January 14th, 2009|
Why potatoes are good for you
Potatoey Goodness - a.k.a. Nutrition
|Potato, raw, with peel
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
|Energy 80 kcal 320 kJ
|Percentages are relative to US
recommendations for adults.
Nutritionally, potatoes are best known for their carbohydrate content (approximately 26 grams in a medium potato). The predominant form of this carbohydrate is starch. A small but significant portion of this starch is resistant to digestion by enzymes in the stomach and small intestine, and so reaches the large intestine essentially intact. This resistant starch is considered to have similar physiological effects and health benefits as fiber: it provides bulk, offers protection against colon cancer, improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, lowers plasma cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations, increases satiety, and possibly even reduces fat storage (Cummings et al. 1996; Hylla et al. 1998; Raban et al. 1994). The amount of resistant starch in potatoes depends much on preparation methods. Cooking and then cooling potatoes significantly increases resistant starch. For example, cooked potato starch contains about 7% resistant starch, which increases to about 13% upon cooling (Englyst et al. 1992).
Potatoes contain vitamins and minerals that have been identified as vital to human nutrition. Humans can subsist healthily on a diet of potatoes and milk; the latter supplies Vitamin A and Vitamin D. A medium potato (150g/5.3 oz) with the skin provides 27 mg of vitamin C (45% of the Daily Value (DV)), 620 mg of potassium (18% of DV), 0.2 mg vitamin B6 (10% of DV) and trace amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, folate, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. Moreover, the fiber content of a potato with skin (2 grams) equals that of many whole grain breads, pastas, and cereals. Potatoes also contain an assortment of phytochemicals, such as carotenoids and polyphenols. The notion that “all of the potato’s nutrients” are found in the skin is an urban legend. While the skin does contain approximately half of the total dietary fiber, more than 50% of the nutrients are found within the potato itself. The cooking method used can significantly impact the nutrient availability of the potato.
Potatoes are often broadly classified as high on the glycemic index (GI) and so are often excluded from the diets of individuals trying to follow a “low GI” eating regimen. In fact, the GI of potatoes can vary considerably depending on type (such as red, russet, white, or Prince Edward), origin (where it was grown), preparation methods (i.e., cooking method, whether it is eaten hot or cold, whether it is mashed or cubed or consumed whole, etc), and with what it is consumed (i.e., the addition of various high fat or high protein toppings) (Fernandes et al. 2006).
.... shamelessly taken from Wikipedia.
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|Monday, October 9th, 2006|
Forgive me Potato-master for I have sinned.
It's been too long since my last confession.
... I haven't eaten any potato products in a week. Current Mood: guilty
|Tuesday, August 29th, 2006|
HI GUYS I LOVE POTATOES HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WILL YOU BE MY FRIENDZ?!?!?!?!?!?
SERIOUSLY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. THIS COMMUNITY HAS MADE MY DAYS WORTHWHILE. NOW I DON'T HAVE TO JUMP OFF MY ROOF!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
IS THE GROCERY STORE STILL BANNING POTATO LOVE?
I HOPE NOT. Current Mood: POTATOES
|Sunday, August 20th, 2006|
Free potato stuff!
I originally found this via the freestuff community. I've been meaning to post it here, but I kept forgetting :/
I like the potato poster best :D The tattoos are PIRATE POTATOS. I am not lying. They're effin' awesome. Anyway,when I ordered my stuff it arrived pretty fast, so check it out!http://www.potatoes.com/educational-hardcopy.cfm Current Mood: bored
|Sunday, April 9th, 2006|
|Monday, March 27th, 2006|
All of you, get a spud in ya!
As the founder of this community, I think it would be fair to say that my love of potatoes might be somewhat of a given.
I LOVE POTATOES!!!! <3 <3 <3
I could scream it from the tops of the hills.. but I shaln't.
Where would we be without potatoes? I think we'd all be very very sad. I know I would.
And I don't think I'd be the only one.
Potatoes are the stuff(ing) of legend:In the ancient ruins of Peru and Chile, archaeologists have found potato remains that date back to 500 B.C. The Incas grew and ate them and also worshipped them. They even buried potatoes with their dead, they stashed potatoes in concealed bins for use in case of war or famine, they dried them, and carried them on long journeys to eat on the way (dried or soaked in stew). Ancient Inca potatoes had dark purplish skins and yellow flesh. The Incas called the potato "papas," as they do today. Following is the Inca prayer that historians say they used to worship them."O Creator! Thou who givest life to all things and hast made men that they may live, and multiply. Multiply also the fruits of the earth, the potatoes and other food that thou hast made, that men may not suffer from hunger and misery."
Many of you might not have known that the glorious potato was a native of South America, discovered by us 'whiteies' in the 16th century and introduced to the rest of the world by the Spanish conquistadors. Not only potatoes but chillies, tomatoes, coffee and chocolate. How people lived without these things before then I have no idea, but they've quickly established themselves as staples, even addictions within many of our households.
There's more about the history of potatoes here
|Tuesday, February 14th, 2006|
Current Mood: hungry
|Saturday, October 8th, 2005|
my family had home made french fries without me. Current Mood: crushed
|Friday, October 7th, 2005|
I had potato chips today.
they were stale.
it was sad.
in other news, potatoes are neat. Current Mood: apathetic
|Thursday, October 6th, 2005|
They found the MOTHER SPUD
A SINGLE "mother" spud from southern Peru gave rise to all the varieties of potato eaten today, scientists have learned.
Archaeological evidence suggests potatoes were first cultivated in South America more than 7000 years ago.
Experts originally assumed they had a broad origin ranging from central Peru to northern Argentina but a new genetic study traces the modern potato to a single species grown in southern Peru.
"In contrast to all prior hypotheses of multiple origins of the cultivated potato, we have identified a single origin from a broad area of southern Peru," researcher Dr David Spooner said.
Taken from news.com.au Current Mood: hungry
|Wednesday, September 28th, 2005|
|Thursday, August 25th, 2005|
||Eat a Potato