Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe- Benefits of Certified Organic

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Use certified organic potatoes in this recipe for better taste and better health

Who doesn’t like Garlic Mashed Potatoes?  Most people believe that potatoes are high in calories- this is a myth. Believe it or not, potatoes are low in calories as it’s all of the other ingredients you add to the recipe that boosts calorie content.  I felt this name therefore was apropos for this recipe “Keep Eatin… You Fat Fatty Garlic Mashed Potatoes”

 

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe- Benefits of Certified Organic 

  • Organic potatoes contain a higher content of nutritionally significant minerals with higher amounts of vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus and significantly less nitrates and heavy metals than conventional crops.
  • Potatoes are also a great source of vitamin B6, copper, potassium, antioxidants and dietary fibre.
  • The starch in them is readily digestible and converted into glucose.
  • Potatoes contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Photonutrients are potent antioxidants that can neutralize free radical damage. Free radicals are highly reactive chemical substances that, if left unchecked, can lead to premature aging and disease.
  • Conventionally grown potatoes are known to be among the top vegetables that contain a high concentration of pesticide residue . It is recommended that you eat only organically grown potatoes in order to reduce the risk of sickness caused by pesticides.
  • Potatoes are good for stomach ulcer, duodenum ulcer and stomach acidity and offer a significant protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Potatoes should be eaten with their skins, as most of the nutrients are concentrated just under the skin.
  • Potatoes are a low calorie, high fibre food.   Read more

Keep Eatin… You Fat Fatty Garlic Mashed Potatoes

5 lbs. certified organic potatoes (Sebago, if you can find them) peeled, cut in half

1 bulb garlic, minced (prepare garlic at least 15 minutes before you add to recipe for the ultimate nutritious benefit)

1 stick butter (You may cut down on the butter to reduce calorie content, if you’d prefer)

1 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

1 Tbsp. onion powder

1% or skim milk (enough for desired consistency)

Cook potatoes and garlic in boiling water for 25 minutes; drain. Place potatoes in large pot or bowl; add butter, salt, pepper and onion powder, mash.  Add milk a little at a time; mix with electric mixer.  Continue mixing and adding milk until you obtain the desired consistency.

Makes enough for a crowd

 

Yummy Rating: 9.5

Holistic Health Rating: 8.9

 

Positives:

  1. Certified organic potatoes contain a higher content of nutritionally significant minerals with higher amounts of vitamin c, iron, magnesium and phosphorus and significantly less nitrates and heavy metals than conventional crops.
  2. Low in calorie

 

Negatives:

  1.  Never store potatoes near onions, as the gases that they each emit will cause both vegetables to deteriorate.
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