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Grilling baked potatoes whole takes 30-45 minutes in foil on the grill, if the potatoes are whole. If you’re running short on time, parboil your potatoes for 10 minutes before you put them on the grill or microwave them for 3 minutes per side, and you’ll only need to grill your baked potatoes for 5-10 minutes. Test to see if your potatoes are cooked properly by poking them with a toothpick.
Grilling baked potatoes that have been cut into slices or wedges requires just 5-10 minutes on the grill at medium heat, depending on the thickness of your potato chunks. Season the potatoes by rubbing them with olive oil or canola oil and your favorite spices, and place them directly on the grill next to your meat or in a grilling basket with other vegetables. Keep the potatoes on the grill until they’re crisp and golden brown.
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Wondering about the fuss over pink slime in burgers? The additive / filler has been around since the 1990s and is deemed safe by the USDA. Nonetheless, pink slime products are no longer being sold by most grocery store and supermarket chains.
110 Delicious Calories
In the average potato, there are an average of 110 calories.
Rich In Vitamins And Minerals
Potatoes are a rich source of minerals and vitamins, including Vitamin C, potassium, fiber, Vitamin B6, and magnesium.
Next time you grill a potato, try grilling it without wrapping it in foil. The foil tends to steam the potato, rather than “bake” it.
Potatoes Arrive In America
In 1621, the Governor of Bermuda sent a load of potatoes to the Governor of Virginia, the first time potatoes arrived in North America.
Antioxidant Content Of Potatoes
In a USDA study comparing antioxidant content of vegetables and fruits, the Russet potato ranked above kiwis, watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, and radishes with a score of 13.2, but far below blueberries at 62.2.
More Potassium Than A Banana
Why do bananas get all the credit, when a Russet potato (the most common type of potato, with a white pulp and brown skin) has more potassium?
Potatoes and Diabetes
More research needs to be done to definitively link potatoes and Type 2 diabetes.