Thursday, January 26, 2012

Whats for Lunch? January 26, 2012

Today on our menu, we are featuring Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed String Beans. Come eat with us. Bon Appetit!

The Healthy Potato Facts
The predominant antioxidants in potatoes are vitamin C, certain carotenoids, and anthocyanins. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure. Potatoes are a good source of potassium.

Fun Facts About The Spud!
During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were practically worth their weight in gold. Potatoes were valued for their vitamin C. And gold, at that time, was more plentiful than nutritious foods!

In October 1995, the potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space. NASA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, created the technology with the goal of feeding astronauts on long space voyages, and eventually, feeding future space colonies.

American’s Love Their Potatoes: The average person eats 126 pounds of potatoes each year in the form of frozen, fresh, chips and dehydrated. That’s a lot of spuds!

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