Dobies' seed potatoes
The only way to savour the superb tastes and textures of new potatoes is when you, dig, prepare and cook them, all in the space of an hour or two. and the only real way to do this is to grow your own potatoes.
BENEFITS OF SEED POTATOES
• The potato is now a staple food for two thirds of the World's population.
• An acre of land planted with potatoes produces four times as much food as the same plot planted with corn and is much easier to harvest and prepare.
• Potatoes are the world's leading non-grain food crop.
• Britain produces six million tonnes of potatoes a year involving 3,400 commercial growers.
• Boiled potatoes have the 2nd highest concentration of folic acid after bread. Baked in its skin, an average sized spud contains over 30% of the Recommended Daily Allowance.
• Potatoes contain no cholesterol.
• Potatoes provide approx 15% of Britain's Vitamin C intake. Rice and pasta provide none whatever.
• The British Nutrition Foundation says that one of the keys to healthy weight-loss is to eat 'more carbohydrate-rich foods such as potatoes'.
• Potatoes are 72-75% water, 16-20% carbohydrate, 2-2.5% protein, 0.15% fatty acids, 1-1.8% dietary fibre.
• Potatoes actually top bananas in potassium content: a medium banana contains roughly 450 mg, while a medium baked potato or 20 French fries contains 750 mg.
• One medium potato supplies, on average, 30 mg vitamin C, nearly as much as in a glass of tomato juice and 1.5 mg iron, which is around the same amount as in an egg.