The world always looks like a better place when you are eating a baked potato. And why wouldn’t it, after all the potato contains life giving substances that keep us alive and operating at peak levels.
For example the spud contains lots and lots of B and C vitamins. But more importantly are the large quantities of magnesium, potassium and fiber contained in the potato. Potassium in particular offers our body a regular heartbeat and the necessary enzymes that contribute to the conversion of glucose to energy.
So go ahead and feel good about eating a baked potato. Your body is going to thank you for it.
There is much more to the potato then just the excellent nutritional values that it brings along with it. There is the great taste that attracts most people and the fact that it is a food that is really filling yet relatively inexpensive.
The absolute best potato for baking is the Russet Burbank. The Russet is the most common potato that is found in just about all grocery stores. It is brown in color and contains 80% water and 20% solid. You can normally find it packaged in 5 and 10 pound bags.
What makes the Russet perfect for baking is that once it is cooked it is fluffy on the inside and the outer skin is light, flaky, and golden brown.
Any decent baked potato recipe will have some equally decent toppings. Everything from sour cream to BBQ sauce will do just fine to make the spud tasty.
The potato is the most eaten vegetable in the world. It is consumed at the rate of 120 pounds a year by every man, women, and child in the USA. The only food product that is consumed more of in the USA is milk.
The baked potato makes an excellent side dish for just about any main course that you will be serving.