How Do You Like Your Potatoes?

All roads on the 5th of February led to the leading entertainment spot that is GMC Place Kitengela. This was an opportunity to learn more and enjoy the different tastes of potatoes. Yes, potatoes! With all the hullabaloo that has characterized our media spaces, it was important for all that visited to enjoy the sumptuous potatoes presented.

It was interesting to note that from salads to purees, potatoes are a great ingredient to have when thinking about food. And all the chefs at GMC Place Kitengela were in agreement that when it comes to matters, “there are a number of different ways to prepare potatoes, among them Baked, Mashed, Roasted, Potato Salad, Au Gratin, Scalloped, and Grilled”.

But apart from what potatoes offer our palates and plates, there are a number of nutritional benefits attached to eating and more interestingly using potatoes in our every day lives. Starting with the food aspects in terms of culinary, why are potatoes considered as one of the good foods?

Apart from being famous for what some call chips and crisps, potatoes are a great source of fiber, which can help you lose weight by keeping you full longer. Did you know that fiber can help prevent heart disease by keeping cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check? Now you know! Potatoes are also full of antioxidants that work to prevent diseases and vitamins that help your body function properly.

For those keen on understanding what they consume, the big question is why are potatoes so tasty? Cooking the potato completely changes the flavor, often for the better. A cooked potato has very high levels of umami compounds! Umami what? Yes, Umami Compounds which are molecules that stimulate a “pleasant savory taste,” in most plant food sources including the potato.

And then there is what you can do with the potato on your body literally. Potatoes are considered one of the most versatile beauty foods to use for skin regimes. But how?

Here are some ways in which you can use the potato in your beauty regimen

  • Removes Wrinkles as potatoes are a staple that is stacked with Vitamin-C, a great anti-ageing agent. …
  • Oily Skin? No More!
  • A Hair Mask
  • Acne Remover
  • Face Mask Feat
  • Another Face Mask Feat
  • Quick Fix For Itches, Rashes and Bites
  • Exfoliation Magic

So apart from having it as a chip or a marsh, there is much more we can benefit from the potato. And for the many who made it to the event, thank you for your time and we look forward to hosting you again at the oasis of family transformation – GMC Place Kitengela.

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