Potatoes come in many colors and shapes. More than 25 varieties are available in markets around the world. Potato roots can be starchy, waxy, or creamy. Potatoes are a staple vegetable in many diets, as an entrée, to unique recipes. Potatoes are also rich in antioxidants, proteins, essential vitamins (Vitamins C and B6), and minerals (such as sodium and potassium).
Health Benefits of Potatoes
A range of health benefits are associated with potatoes-
- Bone health: Potatoes are rich in calcium, magnesium, and zinc. These elements are required to produce collagen in the body, which strengthens the bones.
- Heart health: Potatoes are low in calories, fiber-rich, filled with Vitamin C, B6, potassium, and significantly lack cholesterol.
- Blood pressure: The high potassium and low sodium content of potatoes are essential to lowering blood pressure. An optimal potassium level ensures that blood vessels are wide enough for good blood circulation.
- Reduces inflammation risk: Choline, an essential chemical for many brain functions involving learning, memory, moods, as also for transmitting muscle movement functions. A giant potato can contain 57mg of choline.
- Reduces cancer risk: Potatoes are rich in phytochemicals such as lycopene, lutein, and folate, essential in DNA repair. Folate-rich foods like potatoes prevent the development of cancer cells. Potatoes are rich in fiber and are recommended veggies to avoid colorectal cancer.
- Digestive health: Potatoes are fiber-dense foods that keep feeling full relative to the number of calories eaten. Because potatoes are a high-fiber food, they are suitable for digestive health.
- Metabolism: Potatoes are rich in macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fats), micronutrients (fiber, vitamins, minerals) that make one feel full and act as a bulking agent in the digestive tract. Potatoes are high in Vitamin B6, which aids in faster metabolism.
Red potatoes are the healthiest potatoes due to their high levels of phytochemicals (Choline, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Quercetin). They are also high in mineral density, macronutrient balance, sugar-to-fiber ratio, and sodium-to-potassium. You can find the results posted here
The best potato for weight loss is white potatoes. The best potatoes with high protein food are Russet Potatoes.
Sattvic Potato Recipes
When you think of potatoes, what comes to mind? Is it a simple side dish or a hearty main course? Potatoes can be prepared in many ways, making them the perfect ingredient for any meal. We’ll share some of our favorite sattvic potato recipes in this blog post.
Potato-Cabbage Peas Subject
Looking for a delicious, healthy subjee recipe with potatoes? Try this potato-cabbage pea subjee for a quick and easy meal. First, eat with rice or roti. Follow this recipe to make roti.
Bold, spicy, and filling, this sattvic Potato Eriyal serves as a side dish or main dish. You can eat it with lemon rice to build immunity. You can find the recipe for Turmeric Rice here.
Saagu is a flavor-filled vegetable-based recipe that can be made with potatoes. Make this to turn a regular meal with an exciting fare. The unique collection of spices and vegetables gives this dish a great flavor.
Potato -eggplant subji is a great way to get more fresh vegetables and antioxidants. It is filling and works well as a side dish.
Potatoes in Tamarind Gravy
Potatoes in Tamarind Gravy are a tasty recipe to make whenever you want to serve a vegetable with gravy. It is also suitable for serving cold and tastes better the next day. You can also make this recipe to detox with tamarind. To enjoy the full taste of the spices in this recipe, eat with steamed idli or rice. Follow the recipe here to make idli.
Sattvic Boiled Potatoes
Make the sattvic boiled potatoes if you are looking for something healing, quick digesting, cooking for babies or people recovering from illness. Serve with hot, plain rice and ghee.
A perfect tasty recipe to make when you have zucchini and potato. Cumin helps you to digest vegetables and their aroma. You can also stuff dosa with this filling.
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