Information Day: Limpopo Potato Planting

5 May 2022

“Potatoes SA believes that if you have a patch of potatoes in your backyard, you will never grow hungry. While our main goal is to help potato farmers to become commercial, we are also serious about doing our part to show that potatoes can advocate for food security. That’s why we are here, to show […]

“Potatoes SA believes that if you have a patch of potatoes in your backyard, you will never grow hungry. While our main goal is to help potato farmers to become commercial, we are also serious about doing our part to show that potatoes can advocate for food security. That’s why we are here, to show you how to plant potatoes with what you have at home,” said Nomvula Xaba, Transformation Manager at Potatoes SA, to a captivated audience at Lovely-Farm, Limpopo – during the live potato trial demonstrating the planting of potatoes on 24 March 2022.

Cooked with their skin on*:

• Potatoes* are high in carbohydrates, are naturally free of fat and naturally very low in sodium
• Potatoes* are high in the mineral chromium
• Potatoes* have the highest level of potassium when compared to other vegetables and starchy foods
• Potatoes* are versatile and can be cooked in a number of ways. The best way to cook a potato is cooked/boiled/baked with the skin on, and served with low-fat, low-sugar fillings. One can also roast them lightly covered in oil.

Text / Author: Phindiwe Nkosi

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