potatoes for food storage

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Potatoes in your food storage
Sliced, diced and shredded potatoes for long term storage

Potatoes are an almost perfect food and an important starch,
so there is every reason to stock potatoes in the pantry!
Preppers often have ample amounts of rice and beans in their
preps and yet they often overlook potatoes. Potatoes can be
among the longest lasting foods in your storage.

Potatoes are an almost perfect food when you eat the skin.
They are high in vitamin C and potassium, Vitamin B6, plus
manganese, phosphorus, niacin and have loads of fiber and
amino acids. When paired with butter you'll even get the
Vitamin A. They are a cancer-fighting food, too.

Sure, many preppers have boxes of mashed potatoes, filled
with unhealthy hydrogenated oils, but it's not necessary when
you can add the goodness of real potatoes to your long term
storage needs.

Reasons to stock potatoes in the pantry
Even if you don't have a root cellar, you can stock potatoes in
the pantry. Here's why...

  • Potatoes are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Who knew
    potatoes could help pirates? Preppers are often surprised
    to hear of the amazing benefits of potatoes,  but one
    medium potato contains 70% of the recommended Vitamin
    C! As for Vitamin A, potatoes we lied just a bit. Potatoes
    are incredibly nutritious, but the Vitamin A content is only
    when you add butter. That's good news because butter is
    available in a can.

  • Potatoes are high in potassium.

  • Potatoes are rich in minerals. Potatoes are rich source of
    minerals, including iron, copper, manganese and
    tryptophan.

  • Potatoes can be shelf stable. Augason Farms has a line
    of potato products that are dehydrated and ready for your
    long term storage needs, including potatoes that are
    sliced, diced, shredded and gems for making easy mashed
    potatoes. See also their popular creamy potato soup mix!
    Pictured immediate left is a bucket of potatoes from
    Augason Farms that will certainly rival any rice in bucket in
    your food storage. Imagine the possiblities.

  • Buckets on the patio or in the back yard. Potatoes are
    cheap, can grow in poor soil and are abundant. You have
    every reason to grow potatoes! Come on "Yukon" do it!


Potato Food storage ideas
Here are some great dehydrated and freeze dried varieties to
add to your meal plan:

  • Dehydrated sliced potatoes by Augason Farms. These
    thick cut sliced potatoes are excellent for making scalloped
    potatoes or just about any side dish.  Available in a 10-
    pound bucket for your long-term storage needs, this
    sealed pale has no preservatives added. It has a 25-year
    shelf life if unopened and you can use it for a full year
    when opened. This product is perfect for adding to a
    variety of recipes, including casseroles, and breakfast
    skillets. The 10-pound bucket includes enough potatoes for
    226 servings.

  • Bacon potato appetizers. Try making bite sized
    appetizers. Cover potatoes with water and let stand for 10-
    15 minutes. Sprinkle with  Yoder's canned bacon and
    cheese and bake until they melt. Then garnish with a dab
    of sour cream and chives.

  • Dehydrated diced potatoes by Augason Farms. Your
    cast iron skillet will love the Augason Farms diced
    potatoes. Serve mouth watering skillet potatoes with your
    favorite egg and bacon dishes.

  • Dehydrated shredded potatoes by Augason Farms. A
    must have for your breakfast lineup, these shredded
    potatoes are ideal for hash browns, but use them also to
    make cheesy potato casseroles.

  • Dehydrated potato gems by Augason Farms. Ideal for
    long term storage you'll make plenty of  mashed potatoes
    and savor the flavor. Use these gems for shepherd's pie,
    potato dumpling soups, and more. See also the Augason
    Farms creamy potato soup mix, below.

Growing your Own Potatoes.
There's a reason the Irish love potatoes: that's because
potatoes grow easily and is an almost complete food! The
people of Ireland relied on potatoes, but had a famine largely
because they grew a single variety: the Irish Lumper.
Essentially, the pasture lands were devoured by cattle when
the Irish developed a taste for beef. This pushed the best land
off and potato plots got smaller and smaller. When all was said
and done in the mass starvation, a million people died.

  • Lessons on the Potato Famine? Preppers should always
    have a contingency plan. If you decide to grow potatoes,
    you should also consider growing oats!

A healthy diet of potatoes supplemented only with milk or
butter, which have the two vitamins not in potatoes, (vitamins
A and D) is all a human body needs to sustain proper nutrition.
That's reason enough to grow potatoes. But did you know that
growing potatoes pack more energy per square foot than just
about anything else you could grow? And best of all, home
grown potatoes are tastier than anything you could buy at the
store.

Make sure you have enough dehydrated potatoes for your long
term storage needs to make quality and varied meals. Potatoes
not only provide good nutrition, but the variety of textures
available from Augason Farms will help you provide savory and
delicious meals to avoid burnout and boredom. In uncertain
times, you will be not only proving a meal, but a boost in
morale. Happy prepping!








































Happy endings...
The
first Monday of April is officially Tater Day. Tater day began
in Benton, Kentucky in 1842. It was a market day to buy potato
shoots for the next growing season. Pretty son there was a
carnival and all sorts of fun surrounding the day. This year is
the 173rd annual Tater Day (2016) and  in Benton, Kentucky it's
celebrated from Thursday, March 31st through Monday, April 4th!

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