Food Review

Potatoes – nutritious and delicious. But how much of those nutrients are you missing out on by throwing potato peels away?

About half the spud’s fibre is in there – fibre prevents constipation and helps one maintain a healthy weight, among many other things. Potato skins are brimming with plenty of nutrients and minerals, some examples being vitamin B and potassium.

There are many ways to prepare potato skins, among which involve deep-frying or filling it with things like bacon. However, there are other cooking methods to help reap the benefits of eating potato skin, such as baking or grilling.
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Healthy Potato Skin Recipe:

Bake two russet potatoes for one hour at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then scoop out the pulp to save for another use, leaving an eighth-inch of cooked potato attached to the skin. Spray the insides with butter-flavoured cooking spray and press in minced fresh rosemary and ground pepper or other favourite herbs and spices. Bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

Potato skins are also healthy and delicious when brushed with a tiny bit of canola oil, sprinkled with salt, pepper and cayenne, and popped on the grill for 10 minutes.

April

2H

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