Presented by: Tina Kozman CNP, M.Ed, B.Sc,
potatoes are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid.
That new potatoes do not raise your blood sugar as much a mature potatoes? You can lower the glycemic index of potatoes by eating them some kind of fat, chilling them over a 24 hour period, and flavoring them with vinegar
Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. The skin in particular is the star here, containing 50% of the antioxidant activity found in the whole potatoe.
Blood-Pressure Lowering Potential of Potatoes
There have been identified blood pressure-lowering compounds called kukoamines in potatoes. In addition, because potatoes contain Vitamin B6 they are associated with overall lower rates of heart disease.
Lemon Garlic Potatoes
I hesitated to share this secret recipe because its such a hit and I often take and get so much credit for it. The truth is – that its actually the easiest recipe and takes very little effort (shhh, don’t tell my mother in law!!! ) I think you will want to make a double or triple batch of these because they will not last very long at all. This recipe can be stored in the freezer for a rainy day or made to order. It can also be adjusted depending on your taste. You can add more garlic if you like it more garlicky or add more lemon if you like it more lemony. Its flexible, easy and delicious. bonus: the same marinade can be used for chicken, fish or shrimp. I often make a 1 tray bake with both the potatoes and protein to serve for dinner. Happy days
HANDS ON TIME: 5 min
SERVING: 4-6 pers
TOTAL TIME: 45 mins
¼ good quality extra virgin olive oil
½ tbsp celtic sea salt, or himalyan salt
6 garlic cloves crushed
juice of 2 squeezed lemons
1-2 tbsp of dried oregano
½ tsp lemon pepper (optional )
8 medium size potatoes