The potato (pomme de terre) is a grown from the stem of the plant underground. The potato (pomme de terre) itself will grow at the end of the stolon. The stolon may produce a few to over 20 tubers varying in shape and sizes. The potato usually weigh up to 300 grams but can sometimes go up to more than 1.5 kg. The skin may also vary in colour from brownish white to a deep purple. Its starchy flesh can also vary in color from white to yellow, but can also turn out purple.
Packed with nutrients
Some of its contents are proteins, Fibres, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Niacin and Folate.
Potatoes (pomme de terre) contain compounds such as flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acids. These compounds function as antioxidants in the human body by counteracting potentially harmful molecules called radicals.
May Improve Digestive Health
Potatoes (pomme de terre) have a special type of starch called resistant starch. This starch is not broken down and fully absorbed by the body. When resistant starch reaches the large intestine, the bacteria in the gut ingest it and converts it into short-chain fatty acids. Research has shown that this can reduce inflammation in the colon as well as strengthening the colon’s defences and reduces the risks of colorectal cancer.
Not only are potatoes (pomme de terre) healthy, they are also delicious and versatile. Potatoes (pomme de terre) can be prepared and used in many ways. For example, you can boil, bake, steam them and they go incredibly well with other vegetables.
Potatoes (pomme de terre) are also very filling. This can greatly help someone regulate fat loss as well as curb his or her hunger pains.
How to preserve
Potatoes (pomme de terre) must be kept in a cool and dry place, such as a cabinet or a pantry. Do not put store potatoes (pomme de terre) in a refrigerator; this can lead them to turn green and becoming soft.