Potatoes are composed of 80% water, with the remaining 20% dry matter, which is a rich source of minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium, selenium...), B-vitamins and saccharides (some saccharides are stored in potatoes as starch).
Interesting fact: potatoes contain much more fibre than, for example, porridge.
Pulses have extraordinary nutritional value and are a rich source of calcium, phosphorus, iron, lecithin and B-vitamins, and no small amount of fibre. Pulses include peas, soya, beans and lentils.
The nutritional value of pulses is increased when you add an appropriate amount of milk or cream.
When boiling pulses, soften the water by adding bicarbonate of soda. Salt and hard water supports the transformation of calcium into an insoluble mass. Adding soda destroys both vitamin C and vitamin B.