Realidades.pe informed through a press release that more than 3,200 varieties of potatoes can be found in Peru. “We are the main potato producer in Latin America, and only in Cusco more than 1,200 types of this tuber are produced, with a great variety of textures and colors”, they said.
For this reason, Inca Rail, the company that offers transportation between Cusco and Ollantaytambo to visit Machu Picchu, has informed about the properties of native potatoes that tourists can try on their next visit to Cusco.
ome of these properties are: Rich in carbohydrates; They offer great contributions of vitamin C; They help reduce blood pressure in the body; They have macronutrients such as iron and zinc that fight malnutrition; Prevent degenerative diseases related to aging; The varieties with intense yellow flesh protect against visual degeneration; The purple and red pulp potatoes have antioxidant properties; They have a great anti-inflammatory power. They help fight digestive problems; And they protect against stomach cancer.
This way, Inca Rail seeks to give more value to the native potato and promote its consumption through tourism in the region and the country.
“So if you are planning a trip to Cusco, Inca Rail invites you to try the most representative types of potatoes in the city: Chaska, Valicha (in memory of the Andean woman), Ccorinia, Serranita, Pallayponcho, Pukalliqlla, Anteñita, Ñusta”, invites Realidades.pe on their press release.
Source: Press Release Realidades.pe
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