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You won’t believe the difference!

potato-boostPotatoes are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. One medium sized potato has fewer calories than a grapefruit, more potassium than a banana, and more usable iron than any other vegetable. Potatoes are also high in fiber, and loaded with complex carbohydrates. And best of all, potatoes are fat-free.

Contrary to a common misconception, potatoes are not high in calories. One medium sized potato contains 110 calories, while a one-cup serving of rice has 225 calories, and a cup of pasta has 155 calories. Loads of people have boiled potatoes with their dinners. We love a good potato, but we like to add a bit of variation every now and then. For example, did you know that adding some pickle juice to your potatoes is delicious?It’s a true potato booster!

◾Boil your potatoes in pickle juice: boil your potatoes just like you would normally, but add about 30 to 40 milliliters of pickle juice. The potatoes will get a very subtle pickle flavor, which means you won’t have to add salt, butter or sour cream to flavor your potatoes.

◾French fries: pickle juice can also spice up your fries. Are you going to make French fries tomorrow? Soak the potatoes you’re going to use in pickle juice for about 12 hours. Dry them by leaving them on paper towels for a little bit, and then continue to make your fries like you normally would.

◾Potato salad: do you use mayonnaise when you make potato salad? Add a couple tablespoons of pickle juice to the mayonnaise. It’ll give your salad a very tasty twist!

Fun fact: Did you know that the average American eats approximately 126 pounds of potatoes each year? And that the potato is a relative of tobacco and the tomato?