The humble potato is packed withnutrition and taste — and it’s at itspeak as fall turns to winterBy JULIE VAN rOSENDAALPhotos by JArED SyCH
The potato is a humble package, containing more benefits thanwe often give it credit for; a potato — a white one, even — contains morepotassium than a banana, as much vitamin C as half a cup of tomato juiceand the same protein as half an egg. (Almost all the protein content of apotato is contained in a thin layer just under its skin, so don’t bother peeling them.) Potatoes are high in fibre, low in calories and fat and particularlylow in sodium.
The ideal convenience food, potatoes are healthy, inexpensive, easy tostore and get along well with other ingredients. More than 90 varieties aregrown right here in Alberta, where our high altitude, long summer daysand cool nights provide ideal conditions for high-quality spuds. And whenthe snow begins to fall, potatoes are still at their peak. Who says you can’tget great local produce during a prairie winter? Turn the page for tastypotato recipes your whole family will love.