Happy National Potato Day. I love potatoes, you love potatoes -- who doesn't love potatoes? You could make a legitimate argument that they are one of the best foods on the planet.

 

Potatoes Are Very Versatile

It is the most versatile foods on the planet. There are so many different ways to make a potato. You can bake them, broil them, roast them, deep fry them, pan fry them, and steam them. I'm probably missing a few but that's a pretty good list. Plus, it was sounding like Bubba talking about shrimp.

 

Potatoes Are Good For You

Could you live on just potatoes? You're damn right you could. They are very nutritious and unlike some other nutritious foods, they are very filling, so you're not left still feeling hungry afterward.

Potatoes contain many important things that our human bodies need. They are very nutritious and great if you looking for another dieting option. A guy in Australia tried to see if he could live off just potatoes for a year.

There are many myths about the potato, and carbs are just one of them.

“The iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, and zinc in potatoes all contribute to the building and maintaining of bone structure and strength. Also, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, found in a potato, have been found naturally to decrease blood pressure. Furthermore, fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6 content help promote heart health.”- Beth Warren / Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and author of Living a Real Life With Real Food - SELF.COM

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Potatoes Can Be Grown in a Variety of Places

Another benefit of potatoes is you can grow them in many different parts of the world. They have advantages over a lot of other crops. They're more partial to a colder climate than a hotter one. And the time of year and how moist the soil factors in.

Minnesota Favorite Potato Dish

So what's the favorite potato dish in our state? Apparently it's Hassleback, at least according to Zippia.com, where they looked at the latest google trends. I'll take that with a grain of salt. I refuse to believe it's Minnesota's favorite potato dish. Check out their results here.

 

Courtesy: Zippia.com
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