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Friday, May 22nd, 2009
12:41 pm
Crispy roast potatoes for lunch.

Best idea ever.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
9:36 pm
Thought this might be appropriate for this community...

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
9:43 am
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

Carbohydrates     19 g
- Starch  15 g
- Dietary fiber  2.2 g  
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 2 g
Water 75 g
Thiamin (Vit. B1)  0.08 mg   6%
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)  0.03 mg   2%
Niacin (Vit. B3)  1.1 mg   7%
Vitamin B6  0.25 mg 19%
Vitamin C  20 mg 33%
Calcium  12 mg 1%
Iron  1.8 mg 14%
Magnesium  23 mg 6% 
Phosphorus  57 mg 8%
Potassium  421 mg   9%
Sodium  6 mg 0%

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.[21] 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.
Friday, December 12th, 2008
12:48 pm
Sunday, July 20th, 2008
11:07 pm
Quick way to peel a potato.

Think how to fold a shirt in 2 seconds... but peeling a potato.
Thursday, March 6th, 2008
8:53 am
It's sort of on topic
More potatoes please!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
10:23 pm
important news!

As I LOVE the potato in all its forms, I was very pleased to find out today that the United Nations has declared 2008 the Year of the Potato!



Monday, October 9th, 2006
2:52 am
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
11:23 pm




Current Mood: POTATOES
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
1:21 pm
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!


Current Mood: bored
3:56 pm
No one's updated in a while...
... and I felt inspired. Everyone's probably seen this, but what the hell.

Sunday, April 9th, 2006
2:34 pm

Click on the button below to see how fast my network of friends can pass this potato to all 50 states!

Monday, March 27th, 2006
1:10 pm
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.

But regardless...

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
11:16 am

Current Mood: hungry
Saturday, October 8th, 2005
2:51 pm
my family had home made french fries without me.

Current Mood: crushed
Friday, October 7th, 2005
7:48 pm
I had potato chips today.
they were stale.

it was sad.

in other news, potatoes are neat.

Current Mood: apathetic
5:24 pm
Haven't posted in a while...
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Current Mood: safetycanashtray
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
10:16 pm
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
7:38 pm
Easter Potato?Collapse )

I thought it would be interesting...

Current Mood: bored
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
11:41 pm
Eat a Potato Eat a Potato

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