Have You Eaten Blue Potatoes?

Sunday, January 17, 2010


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There are more antioxidants in blue potatoes.

While browsing through a seed catalog I came across seeds for blue potatoes. The idea compelled me to research. Is this true? Are there really blue potatoes and if so how does the nutrition vary from red, white, or yellow potatoes? This past year I have enjoyed researching and trying out new foods and here is a sampling of some of the articles I have published about strange or unusual (to me) foods or herbs:

Add Extra Anti-oxidants to Your Diet with Blue Potatoes

Try a grapefruit that is naturally sweet.

Have you ever wondered about eating a pummelo? I did and enjoyed it. They taste like grapefruit without the bitterness, and can grow to reach 9 pounds!

Heal your heart with hawthorn berries.

While researching for an article about alternative medicine for hypertension I came across very promising information about hawthorn berries. The hawthorn berry has long been used for cardiac health and by clicking the above link you can learn more about what we have found out during studies on this berry.

Relax with catnip.

Some time ago I picked up catnip plants and began to pinch off leaves to brew myself tea. I'm generous with my cats. I shared my find with them. I was surprised when I was talking to a friend about catnip tea that not everyone knows how relaxing a cup of catnip tea is. For more herbs that will help you live with the stress in your life read here.

Red clover helps women.

Another herb that I have eaten ever since I can remember is red clover. As a child I would pull the sweet little petals from the flower head and eat them never realizing that red clover was a herb. To find out if you should take red clover read here.

Should we eat Osage oranges?

I'm only going to add one more edible that caught my interest over the past year, and that is Osage oranges or hedge apples. I was asked by a good friend of mine to research this fruit for its cancer fighting properties. It took a little work to uncover information about this little known fruit, but it was fascinating. My friend Jeannie took me to an Osage orange farm just a little ways from here, and now I have one in my freezer (pictured above). I found this research very interesting. If you are a little curious you can read here.

Your input is valued.

None of the articles I have written are conclusive. Sometimes the information, particularly about herbs is sketchy online. I am sure that much could be added and if you are aware of further information, please be kind enough to share. I love learning and the quest is never over. It is my hope to add information that will enable us to live healthier and happier.

Take care and Gd bless!

5 comments:

Anne Lyken-Garner January 18, 2010 at 6:29 AM  

A great round-up, Judy. I always find your health articles most helpful and useful.

Journaling Woman January 18, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

I have never tried the blue potatoes. THEY are so pretty.

Catnip is so loved by the cats. However, with my cats it either reve their engines and they had tons of energy or they napped.

I guess I didn't know you could make tea. I really want to try that. Great post, Judy.

Icy BC January 18, 2010 at 9:59 AM  

This is a great compilation of healthy articles Judy!

Judy Sheldon-Walker January 18, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

Anne, JW, and Icy, thanks so much for your visits. It has been an interesting year, and I hope the next one is even more so.

Take care & G♥d bless!

SquirrelQueen January 20, 2010 at 4:19 AM  

Great article Judy, very interesting information. I am somewhat familiar with most everything you mentioned except the Osage oranges. I will look into it a little more. Thanks for the info.
Judy

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