Sometimes a food is not just “food,” but a food which becomes history. The potatoes, previously considered “food of the poor”, has become a celebrated by major institutions.
In fact the United Nations has declared 2008 “international year of the potato“, because it is the main source of livelihood for millions of people around the world.
The potato has become a real star, cradled and fondled, become international celebrations that are dedicated to all the world in 2008. But it is above all a Queen of the plates
THE NUTRITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF POTATO
It is characterized by a considerable amount of starch but equal calories, gives greater satiety than bread and pasta.
Potatoes, nutritionally, giver of energy as carbohydrate, but have a lower calorie intake than chicken or fish.
It is rich in phosphorus and potassium and is very digestible. It also encourages intestinal functions.
Has a quantity of vitamin C similar to that contained in tomatoes also contain very little sodium