Ingredient Name:  Potatoes
Traditional Chinese Name:  土豆 (tudou)
What is this?
  • Potatoes are the fourth most popular crop in the world
  • They are very starchy and are usually cooked before eating
  • The best potatoes to use in soups are round red potatoes, round white potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes
  • Despite their reputation, potatoes can be a low calorie and high fiber addition to any diet
  • Potatoes are not common in Chinese soups, but are occasionally added as part of the vegetable component of soups

How do I prepare it?

  • Wash potatoes with cool water, peel the skin, and cut into large pieces for soups

Where can I buy this?

  • You can buy potatoes from any supermarket

What is the cost?

  • Potatoes are very affordable

Any benefits?


  • are high in vitamin C
  • offer protection against colon cancer
  • improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity
  • lower plasma cholesterol and triglyceride concentration