ZENXIN Organic Potatoes
Carefully grown and selected from Thailand, ZENXIN Organic Potatoes are the Santana variety Potatoes that are grown in West Thailand, a region blessed with an ideal cool temperature to yield high quality potatoes. Grown in mid-season, this Santana variety potatoes are very well known for their beautiful creamy texture and smooth, light-yellow skin color. They come in long oval shape and it is considered to be the perfect potato variety for the preparation of chips and french fries. They retain an appetizing appearance when frying, as well as in salad recipes and also great to use for mashed potatoes.
Carefully grown by traditional method in Thailand
West Thailand has a favorable climatic condition to grow high quality potatoes. Potatoes are grown best in cool weather, neither freezing nor above the upper 80s which reduces tuber production. As for ZENXIN potatoes, they are grown by traditional farming methods, in a well-drained, moist soil with 6-8 hours of sunshine. All these favourable climatic conditions in Thailand are the reason for producing premium quality potatoes with great tasting flavour and smooth texture. Moreover, they are also grown without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides which are able to retain the potatoes’ quality and nutrient values.
Quick tips for your favourite starchy food – Potatoes
Potato is a great source of carbohydrates that makes them to be one of the choices for your main. It provides you vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and other health beneficial phytonutrients such as carotenoids, flavonoids and phenolic acid that are protective against free radicals that would trigger inflammation in your body .
Nutrients and health benefits
Potato contains vitamin B6 that is crucial for neurological health. It may help in stimulating health beneficial brain chemicals, such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. It indicates that eating potatoes would help in managing depression or stress conditions.
Potato also contains potassium that helps to maintain heart health by controlling blood pressure, therefore reduce the risk of hypertension and other heart diseases.
What to watch out while purchasing potatoes?
You may observe some potatoes would have eyes or bruised parts on the surface. As potatoes sprout, the glycoalkaloid compounds such as solanine and chaconine would increase to an extent that is poisonous for humans. Thus, it is suggested to discard any potatoes that have sprouted and turned green. It is still acceptable to purchase and to be eaten if the eyes of potatoes are not sprouting.
How to preserve the nutrients during cooking process
You may bake, boil or steam them with their skins intact as some of the nutrients close to the skin are lost when potatoes are peeled before cooking. If the peeling process is necessary, use a peeler and peel as thin as possible. Furthermore, do not soak peeled potatoes in cold water to keep them crispy, since some water soluble nutrients such as B vitamins will leach out into the water even before the cooking process.
How to store potatoes for a longer period?
Keep the potatoes in a dark environment and temperature as cool as 7 to 10 degree Celsius. Avoid exposing potatoes to sunlight which will speed up the formation of solanine that would lead to potatoes turning green, which indicates poisonous and not fit for consumption anymore. Besides, keeping potatoes away from other fruits and vegetables as potatoes would produce ethylene gas that would speed up the ripening process of other fruits and vegetables.