Potato is a starchy, tuberous crop that has a thick short branched stem that stores starch and sugar of the plant. It grows underground and has white flesh with light brown skin.
Squeeze potatoes for firmness, check for cuts and blemishes. Don't buy wrinkled potatoes.
Excessive use of potatoes can cause obesity. It is high in fiber and too much dietary fiber is bad for the digestive system as it can give rise to problems like abdominal pain. Its overconsumption is not good for diabetic patients as it may cause high blood sugar level in the body.(2)
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