Thousands of years ago, the humble potato emerged from the Andes mountains of Peru. In the last two centuries, the crop has conquered most of the world and has even emerged as the first vegetable to be grown in space.
The truth is, the easily-grown plant Peruvian potato fed the growing population in multiple continents and transformed food habits across the globe.
Out of the various crops cultivated by the Incas, the potatoes are the ones that turned out to be the most popular across the world. Today more than 4000 varieties of potatoes are grown across Peru. In fact, it’s not just a crop but a part of the national heritage.
Your experience of Peruvian cuisine is incomplete without tasting some of the best potato recipes of the land. To bring the best flavors together with potatoes we have a vegetarian bowl for you.
You can try our Andean Roasted Potato Bowl by ordering here.
What’s Special About the Andean Roasted Potato Bowl?
The Andean Roasted Potato Bowl has potatoes as the main ingredient but it’s much more than that.
In fact, it has another component that can rival the potato with its history and cultural significance. We’re talking about Peruvian corn.
Peruvian corn has a rich history. Peru grows around 55 indigenous varieties of corn, one of the highest in the world. A few of which come in stunning colors. Some of the best ones are the Choclo, Chullpi, and the Morado.
Like the potato, the Peruvian corn is versatile enough to be used in a number of Peruvian dishes. We have captured the unique taste of both these crops through this special dish.
But that’s not all.
Peru is also one of the largest producers of olives in the world. The ancient olive groves rolling across the countryside remain a beautiful sight. Interestingly, olives don’t have a Peruvian origin story.
The first olive trees were imported from Spain in the sixteenth century. Over time, they have become an integral part of the hybrid gastronomical identity of Peru.
The olives from the groves are cured in clay jars to preserve their purple color.
It’s the perfect savoury topping that compliments fresh flavors from the avocado maca dressing. It has a variety of crunchy greens along with toasted Peruvian mixed corn and juicy and flavorful Peruvian black olives.
Like all our chef-designed designed dishes, the Andean roasted potato is meant to provide you with a rich experience of Peruvian flavors. Quite simply, it’s one of the best healthy bowls for lunch you can order.
The Health Benefits of Andean Roasted Potato Bowl
When we developed the menu, our goal was to create nutrient-packed bowls and salads that centered on real Peruvian flavours.
To start with, The Andean Roasted Potato Bowl contains 633 grams of calories, 14 grams of protein, and 45 grams of fat, and 53 grams of carbs.
In addition, the dressing also contains maca root, a Peruvian superfood. Often termed as the Peruvian ginseng, maca has been used as a part of the daily diet and also as a medicine in Peru for centuries.
Here are some of the major benefits of maca.
- Maca is highly rich in vitamins and multiple minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, and iron.
- Maca is a mood booster as it contains compounds called flavonoids. It can help in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Maca can help in boosting energy levels. The multiple bio-active proteins in maca also help in building muscles. No wonder it’s used as a popular herbal supplement among athletes and bodybuilders.
- Maca helps in boosting your brain function. Some research has proven that it can improve memory function and learning capabilities.
But that’s not all. Here are some more health benefits of the Andean roasted potato bowl that you will find interesting.
- Peruvian white corn has Vitamin A which is highly beneficial for the eyes.
- Olives are a potent source of Vitamin E and multiple powerful antioxidants.
- Peruvian pepper has beneficial compounds which act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
If you’re looking for a vegetarian protein bowl, you can order here.
Wondering what to order for lunch or dinner?
You'll be excited to try our Andean Roasted Potato bowl. It's packed with real Peruvian ingredients such as corn, potatoes, maca and Peruvian black olives.
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