It is a bit rainy and damp today so my daughter and I went digging for some red onions, a few carrots and russet and red potatoes for a stew today.

Turns out the potato has gotten a bad rap over the years. It is actually packed full of nutrients, the problem exist in the way that it is prepared. Taters are actually full of Vitamin C; catch is since we rarely eat potatoes raw most of the vitamin content is lost through the cooking process. You can also find about 20% of your daily Vitamin B6 in a baked potato. These delicious tubers are also a great source of potassium. Recent studies have also found that potatoes, especially the red, rival broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts in their ability to help in the fight against cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and certain cancers. Not bad for the lowly potato.


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