With the onset of the pandemic, the potato experienced an explosion. The large tuber is also essential for promoting health.
Boiled, fried or steamed. Despised as a provider of carbohydrates, the potato has long been thought to make you fat. But 100 grams of potatoes has only 70 kilocalories. This makes it more likely to be classified as low in calories. Rather, it’s fried, fried or fried potatoesthat the vegetables and therefore affects our figure. How “Alliance of Potato Professionals“, Kartoffel Marketing Gesellschaft mbH (KMG) has done its job not only to improve the image of the potato, but even to establish it as a health aid.
Well-known home remedies for the cold season
the Potatoes can do more than just warm your stomach. So the potato has one high content of vitamin C. As a natural health aid, potatoes can be used to treat various physical ailments. Cold winter days often bring cold and cause stress. A hot potato wrap that was a popular home remedy in grandma’s time does wonders. Dieter Tepel from KMG: “Potatoes consist of eighty percent water. So they are especially good heat accumulators. Because they only slowly release the temperature, they are very suitable for hot wrappers.”
The potato also has a lot to offer for dry skin in winter. One can useful potato mask with honey and olive oil to become produced. While olive oil and honey provide the skin with an extra portion of moisture, the potato also provides vitamins and minerals in addition to its moisture. In the case of digestive problems, the potato can be used as part of the light diet. Because potatoes contain a lot of resistant starch. It reaches the large intestine undigested and serves as food for the beneficial intestinal bacteria. Butyric acid is formed in the large intestine as a result of breakdown of immune starch. And this is exactly what protects against inflammation in the intestine. At the same time, it promotes healthy intestinal flora in the body.
Potato soup strengthens immunity
The potato is experiencing the absolute fulfillment of its existence as the ideal basis for immune-boosting soup. For example, how about one Potato lentil soup with Chili pepper, garlic, lemon, tomato and fresh herbs? Well, does it taste good? Fans of potatoes and anyone who wants to become one can find the recipe and the explanation of how potato envelopes and companies are made on the internet.
- 150 grams of red lentils
- 300 g waxy potatoes
- 250 grams of tomatoes
- 250 grams of carrots
- ½ red pepper
- 1 garlic
- 1 red onion
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 lemon
- 1 tp sweet pepper powder
- 700 ml vegetable stock
- 5 sprigs of parsley
- Salt pepper
For the yogurt topping:
- 200 g yogurt (10% fat)
- 1 lemon
- salt, pepper, sweet pepper powder
- fresh leaves of parsley for garnish
Wash, peel and quarter or cut the potatoes, carrots and tomatoes. Clean and cut the pepper. Wash the parsley, dry and chop roughly. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Put the lentils in a sieve and wash the starch thoroughly under warm, running water. The water should be clear at the end.
Melt a tablespoon of butter in a saucepan, add the chopped onions and sauté briefly. Add the sliced tomatoes, sliced carrots, sliced half of the chilli and finely chopped garlic, as well as the sliced potatoes and the washed red lentils. Then season with sweet pepper powder. Pour 700 milliliters of vegetable broth over everything. Let the potato and red slow soup boil for about 20 minutes. Finally add the chopped parsley and season the soup with the juice of the second lemon and some salt and pepper and serve the soup immediately with the yogurt soak.
Squeeze the lemon and mix the juice with the Greek yogurt. Season the yogurt with salt, pepper and sweet pepper powder.
The recipe for the potato and red lentil soup, including video instructions, is also available online. There are more delicious recipes as well as information and tips on potatoes at www.die-kartoffel.de.
Source: Potato Marketing GmbH