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Potatoes: More than just a staple in South African cuisine

For generations, potatoes have been a vital and economical source of nourishment in the South African culinary landscape, as Duncan Masiwa reports for Food for Mzansi. Whether you’re an enthusiast or just an occasional consumer, it’s time to shine a light on South Africa’s beloved vegetable today, National Potato Day.

For centuries, potatoes have won over the hearts and dining tables of South Africans. Willie Jacobs, the CEO of Potatoes South Africa, emphasizes that this staple not only satisfies our hunger but also unites us, transcending boundaries and cultural differences.

But what fuels South Africa’s profound love for potatoes?

Jacobs explains, “It’s a challenge to pinpoint one reason. However, imagine being marooned on a deserted island with only potatoes for sustenance – you’d make it through. They’re not only a complete food source but also remain available throughout the year.”

What essentially sets potatoes apart is their versatility.

“Steamed, baked, boiled, or roasted, they offer a delicious unprocessed option that is quick and easy to prepare for virtually any occasion, including braais,” Jacobs says.

Source: Food for Mzansi. Read the full story here
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