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Just clean and cook
Many use kumara as an addition to,or replacement
for, potatoes. Some, because they are also known as Sweet Potatoes, prepare them exactly as they would potatoes. Kumara are different from potatoes and so we can use them in different ways.
 


DON’T peel your kumara. Simply wash thoroughly and slice. It’s much easier than peeling them, they taste great cooked with the skin on and add great colour to the dish.
 

Colour adds
excitement & interest

Most of us know about the Red variety of kumara, but look for the Gold and Orange varieties as well. Like the unpeeled red, these can add real colour and interest to any dish that you plate.


Feature just one of the colours or serve all three as a medley of colours, textures and tastes.
 

Pre Dinner Nibbles
Make something new of the ever popular pre-dinner chips and dip. Try making kumara wedges instead.


Make kumara wedges really different by using all three varieties, red, gold and orange kumara and see how great the different colours look served together.
 
 

Real Student Food

If you have children (and let’s face it ­ especially boys) away at University or Polytech and they’re living in a Student Flat you can be certain that “Best Before” Dates on food will only be used as a roughest of guides.
 


Encourage them to buy and eat kumara. Kept in the pantry (the flat won’t even need a fridge) it will last a very, very long time, retain all its natural goodness and be delicious to eat.
 
 

The taste of good health.

A Vegetable with Substance

Heart friendly: Cholesterol free, virtually fat-free and VERY low in sodium (salt)

Keeps you vital: A good source of vitamins A, B6, C, E and other essential nutrients such as calcium for bone health, iron for healthy blood and potassium which regulates both overall body fluid levels and blood pressure. Eat kumara to give your system excellent nutritional support.

Keeps you clean: With more dietary fibre than Oatmeal, kumara is an excellent means to ensure your digestive tract remains naturally cleansed and healthy.

Actively fights health risks: The best defence is offence and kumara is loaded with anti-oxidants that take the fight to the free-radicals; known triggers of cell deformity including cancers.

Delivers sustained energy: Kumara, with 100 calories per 100g latent energy delivered as Starchy Carbohydrates, convert sugar, which could go into storage (fat), into energy. Its Low GI Rating means its slow-release energy – the best type and ideal for sustained activity.

Recommended Daily Intake Performance Statistics (150g baked with skin & flesh): .

Vitamins Minerals
  A 100% Potassium 60%-70%
  E 100% Iron 5%-6%
  C 36%-40%
  B 12%-15%
 
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