Dr. Sebi speaks on potatoes. I would recommend avoiding potatoes altogether and using burro bananas, green bananas and squash as a potato replacement. Solanum Tuberosum (Red Potato) TOXIC PREVENTION
When we prepare any potato we should boil or steam only until we we reach a golden or light-brown color; NO DARKER! Cooking potatoes to a deep brown creates a compound called acrylamide, a “probable human carcinogen,” which in animal studies have been shown to cause cancer (in high levels). It’s the starch inside that reacts to the heat. Baking, grilling, and roasting can cause acrylamide to form, but frying produces the most. So french fries and potato chips are among the most toxic. Rinsing potatoes in water before any kind of cooking helps reduce acrylamide formation. Acrylamide can also be found in bread, cereal, coffee (because the beans are roasted), and other foods.
I guess it’s time to address frying foods now right? Acrylamide, turns up in foods (mostly starched-based ones) when they are fried, baked or otherwise cooked at high temperatures. It forms from sugars and an amino acid naturally found in food, as part of the Maillard Reaction (that’s the chemical reaction that transforms the flavor and color of food when cooked). So if you are going to fry foods, make sure that they are the least detrimental and as less the starch content as possible.
THE STARCH CONTENT
So lets jump right into the starch concerns. The red rose potato definitely has less starch than the russet potato. Red potato is considered a waxy potato because of its thin skin. A starchy potato is dry and mealy when baked. The flesh plumps up and breaks apart, sucking up any moisture that comes along. A starchy potato drinks in the juice of a luscious roast beef, or the butter and sour cream that is added. The red potato holds its shape after cooking and is not as absorbent.
As with most produce, look for potatoes with the skin intact and without bruising. They should be firm, not mushy. The papery skin on red and new potatoes might be flaky, and that’s okay. #drsebi#potato#potatoes#banana#squash#bakedpotato#fries#mash#roastpotatoes#chips#potatochips#crisps#frenchfries#hybrid
I ❤️spuds!!! I used to think they were bad for you (thanks Atkins diet). Potatoes are actually rich in nutrients. One medium potato contains 45 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. Potatoes also contain potassium, B6, fiber and numerous other vitamins and minerals.