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The Great South African Potato event: How potatoes can alleviate hunger

Do not peel potatoes or deep fry them, suggests South African dietitian Clare Strydom. She stressed that when peeled and soaked before cooking, a large proportion of the water-soluble vitamins could be lost. Strydom was speaking during the Great South African Potato event ahead of World Hunger Day. Potatoes South Africa and Meals on Wheels are among stakeholders who got together last week to strategise on alleviating hunger and demonstrate the important role of potatoes. “With an estimated 14 million people going to bed hungry every night, Potatoes SA and Meals on Wheels Community Services, through the Great SA potato event, have prioritised nourishment in an era when malnutrition caused by a deficiency of vitamins and minerals, remains without physical symptoms,” said Potato SA marketing manager Immaculate Zinde. Read more

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