Not all potatoes are the same!

As with many products, the quality of potatoes determines how “healthy” they are for us. Potatoes are the fourth most important food on earth, along with rice, beans and fruits. However, the way these tubers, also called “potatoes”, have been treated recently is not beneficial for our organism:

  • Organic potatoes with soil still on the skin (3 months after harvest)
    have a quality (are “healthy” for us) to 40%.
    have a mineral content of 30%.
  • Organic potatoes washed immediately after harvest (3 months after harvest).
    have a quality (are “healthy” for us) to 10%.
    have a mineral content of 5%.
  • Organic potatoes washed immediately after harvest, packed in plastic bags and treated with chemicals to prevent sprouting (3 months after harvest).
    have a quality (are “healthy for us) to 0%.
    have a mineral content of 1%.

For comparison, 50 years ago:
-Potatoes with soil on the skin (3 months after harvest).
have a quality (are “healthy” for us) to 65%.
have a mineral content of 40%.

For comparison, 100 years ago:
-Potatoes with soil on the skin (3 months after harvest).
had a quality (are “healthy” for us) to 95%.
had a mineral content of 93%.

The percentages tested are to be understood as “guidelines” and may change over time, depending on environmental or other factors.

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