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Potato

Also Known As : Aloo
Technical Name : Solanum tuberosum

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a mild sweet flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. They can also be used for mashed potatoes, potato salad, soups, or baked dishes.

Common names and forms

  1. Baby Potatoes
  2. Boiled potato
  3. Chopped boiled potatoes
  4. Potato Sticks
  5. Potatoes

Description

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.

Health benefits

  • Vitamin C present in it helps in treating bleeding gums and cracked lip corners.(1)
  • Antioxidants present in it helps in preventing cancer.(1)
  • Fiber present in it helps in lowering the blood pressure.(1)
  • Carotenoids present in it helps in preventing heart disease.(1)
  • They are considered as energy rich food.(1)

Selection Guide

Squeeze potatoes for firmness, check for cuts and blemishes. Don't buy wrinkled potatoes.

Note

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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