Whether you boil them, mash them, roast them, or fry them, the 19th August is the day to celebrate all things potato.

First cultivated in Peru, South America, making its way throughout the Americas, and to the shores of Europe through Spanish Conquistadors. This humble tuber has made a massive impact on the world being the fourth most grown crop after corn, wheat and rice.

You can find out about the most popular potato dishes in the world here

There are many surprising benefits to eating potatoes:
1. Potatoes are packed with iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium which are important for healthy bones.
2. Potatoes are filled with potassium which naturally reduces blood pressure
3. Potatoes fibre, Vitamin C and B6 content helps reduce cholesterol build-up leading to better heart health.
4. Potatoes contain choline and folate which reduce inflammation and cancer growth.
5. The fibre in potatoes aids in digestion and weight management.
6. Vitamins C and B6 aid in immunity, metabolism and skin health.

Why not give our tasty Potato Tray Bake Recipe a try!