Peeling potatoes or not: what is healthier?
The potato is often eaten a lot in the Netherlands. But there are sometimes contradictory voices about whether or not you should peel them. The vitamins would be in or just under the shell. With some dishes potatoes are served with their skin on. So what about that shell of our beloved squeakers?
Pesticides on the peel
Finally, a moment about the possibility of pesticides on the skin of the potato. Some people fear that. For that reason they want to peel the potato. In principle, there may be pesticides on the outside of the potato. Fortunately, that is not so bad in the Netherlands. There are many rules regarding the use of pesticides. In certain other countries, especially the less developed countries with less strict regulations, this is more likely. You have to be more careful there.