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.

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.



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