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The Healing Dish: Organic Red New Potatoes

Organic red potatoes are in season and make a delightful accompaniment to any meal. Their bite size is great for all sorts of side dishes. These little lovelies taste good boiled and mashed, baked and browned, tossed in a summer salad or simply enjoyed on their own. Red potatoes are just as healthy as they are delectable. According to the World’s Healthiest Foods:

“Analysis of Red and Norkotah potatoes revealed that these spuds’ phenolic content rivals that of broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts, and includes flavonoids with protective activity against cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and certain cancers.”

 Potatoes in general are rich in vitamins C, fiber (especially when eaten with the skins), potassium, vitamin B6 and polyphenols. They are excellent for digestion and tend to sooth sour stomachs.

Red potatoes are also known as new potatoes as they’re harvested early and tend to be less starchy and hold their shape well for salads and stews. I love to roast new potatoes with a bit of sea salt and rosemary. What are some of your favorite red potato recipes? 

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