20 February 2008

This calls for Perogies!!!

The United Nations General Assembly has named 2008 the International Year of the Potato to draw attention to the role potatoes can play in
improving diets and reducing poverty.


FLORENCEVILLE, NB< Feb. 20 /CNW/ - Few vegetables contain more
potassium than potatoes. In fact, potatoes have more potassium than bananas, spinach or broccoli.

Potassium is a mineral that is part of every body cell and is vital to
the body's growth and maintenance. It helps keep a normal water balance
between the cells and body fluids, which help maintain normal blood pressure.
Potassium is also important for transmitting nerve impulses or signals, and in
helping muscles contract.

Your heart, digestive and muscular functions all depend on potassium. In
addition, increasing the amount of potassium-containing foods in your diet may help keep your bones strong and healthy.

According to Health Canada, men and women over the age of 14 should
consume 4700 mg of potassium a day. A 150 g raw potato with skin on contains
630 mg of potassium.

Potassium can be lost in cooking some foods so to retain it, cook foods
in a minimal amount of water and cook for the shortest possible time.
The potato is a versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed in a variety of
ways. Whether you bake, roast, fry, boil or mash them, keep in mind proper
portioning.

For more information on the International Year of the Potato or to
learn about the importance of the potato as a staple in diets around the world,
visit: www.potato2008.org

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My #1 Favourite Personal Potato Passion : Perogies!!!

Homemade, filled with cheese, onions and potatoes, mmm ...

Will post my recipe soonest !

1 comment:

  1. mmmm.... Perogies!!!
    damn, now I'm hungry.

    ReplyDelete