Pakistan is one of the most influential nations for potato production, and Pakistani potatoes dominate various markets because of their excellent quality, packaging, and pricing. Pakistani potatoes are of the best quality, have a smooth texture, natural yellow and red skin, and long, round-shaped potatoes. It was Pakistani potato exporters who first introduced a water washing facility and encouraged a washed potato idea in various countries. Today due to the potato’s cleanliness and look, Pakistan potato exports have enhanced drastically.
Bhandari Foods constantly strive to be the best and finest potato exporter and potato supplier. We specialize in growing potato variants such as Mozika, Sante, Lady Rosetta, and Asterix. Mozika potatoes are loved for their many benefits, which we will discuss in this article.
Benefits of Mozika Potatoes
Following are the natural benefits of Mozika potatoes:
Packed with Nutrients
Mozika potatoes are a superb source of numerous essential vitamins and minerals. One medium baked potato includes:
Fat: 0.2 grams
Protein: 4.3 grams
Carbs: 36.6 grams
Fiber: 3.8 grams
Vitamin C: 28% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 27% of the RDI
Potassium: 26% of the RDI
Manganese: 19% of the RDI
Magnesium: 12% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 12% of the RDI
Niacin: 12% of the RDI
Folate: 12% of the RDI
However, the nutritional content of potatoes can vary depending on the variety and how they are prepared. For instance, fried mozika potatoes have more calories and fat than baked ones. The skin of the potatoes contains a great amount of the vitamins and minerals and peeling potatoes can significantly reduce their nutritional content.
Mozika potatoes are rich in compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic acids. These compounds act as antioxidants in the body by counterbalancing potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. When free radicals gather, they can increase the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. For instance, a test-tube study found that the antioxidants present in potatoes may suppress the growth of liver and colon cancer cells. Studies have also found that potatoes have three to four times more antioxidants than other vegetables. This makes them potentially more effective at neutralizing free radicals.
May Improve Blood Sugar Control
Mozika potatoes contain a special type of starch known as resistant starch. This starch is not broken down and fully absorbed by the body. Instead, it is transmitted to the large intestine where it becomes a source of nutrients for the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Research has linked resistant starch to many health benefits, such as reducing insulin resistance, which, in turn, improves blood sugar control. A study of people with type 2 diabetes found consuming a meal with resistant starch helped better remove excess blood sugar after a meal.
In another study, ten people were fed 30 grams of resistant starch daily over a four-week period. Scientists found that resistant starch found in mozika potatoes reduced insulin resistance by 33%. An interesting fact is that you can also increase the resistant starch content of potatoes. For this, you need to store boiled potatoes in the fridge overnight and consume them cold.
Improve Digestive Health
The resistant starch in mozika potatoes may also improve digestive health. It is because when resistant starch reaches the large intestine, it becomes beneficial gut bacteria. These bacteria digest it and turn it into short-chain fatty acid. Studies have shown that butyrate can reduce inflammation in the colon, strengthen the colon’s defenses and lower the risk of colorectal cancer. Moreover, butyrate can aid patients with inflammatory bowel disorders, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis.
The gluten-free diet is one of the most popular diets worldwide. It involves eliminating gluten, which is a family of proteins found in grains like spelt, wheat, barley and rye. Most people do not experience adverse symptoms from consuming gluten. However, people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity can experience severe discomfort when consuming foods that contain gluten. Symptoms of gluten-resistance include sharp stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and skin rashes, just to name a few. If you follow a gluten-free diet, then you should consider adding mozika potatoes to your diet. They are naturally gluten-free, which means they would not trigger uncomfortable symptoms. While mozika potatoes are gluten-free, many common potato recipes are not.
These are some of the main benefits of mozika potatoes. Being one of the finest potato exporters, we take extra precautionary measures to ensure best quality mozika potatoes to our customers.