Blue Potatoes: Real or Genetically Modified?

I couldn’t believe it when I saw it the first time, I thought it was full of artificial colourants or genetically modified. I was so curious that I went straight on internet to find out what  was causing that peculiar look, but I surprisingly found out that the potato crisp was genuine and 100% natural… made from real potatoes… the Blue Potatoes…!

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The Adirondack Blue is most commonly known to people as simply, the blue potato. Blue potatoes first originated thousands of years in South America, but it wasn’t until the late 70’s when they first started to become more popular around the world.

This nutritious vegetable is unusual to other vegetables as both the skin and flesh are coloured and contains high levels of Anthocyanins. Anthocyanins, which are also found in blueberries and pomegranates, are sensitive to pH balance which is why a handful of fruit and root vegetables are produced with such a unique colour.

Like carotenoids, another family of chemicals compounds which are found in white potatoes, they hold great health benefits, including cancer protection and also help to reduce heart disease. Not only are these blue potatoes wonderfully nutritious and a perfect way of keeping your body fighting fit, they’re also very attractive. With so many ways to present them into your daily cooking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Like the white potato, they can be mashed, sliced, diced, fried and along with their strong colouring, they’ll bring your neutral dish to life.

I am not a professional chef, but just an ordinary guy who loves international food, trying new flavours and cooking when I am in the right mood. I don’t usually follow recipes, unless they are too complicated and need to be read. I love using whatever ingredients are available at home and make my meals from scratch.

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