· rich in alkaline salts such as sodium and potassium, but lacking in calcium (therefore needs to balanced with green vegetables)
rich in vitamins A and B
the skin is rich in chlorogenic acid which prevents cell mutation leading to cancer
Did you know?
The water in which potatoes are boiled contains about 60 per cent of the minerals and should not be thrown away. There is also much goodness in their skins. So see to it that you buy organically grown potatoes, cook them in a way that will retain most of their vitamins, and eat the skins. They are best oven-baked in their jackets.
Raw potato is digestible only when the starch is removed. Grate the potato and squeeze out the starch by hand. Mixed with onions, tomatoes, lettuce and other raw vegetables it makes a most delicious salad.
Natural therapeutic effects: Anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerous
Beneficial in the treatment of:
high blood pressure
hardening of the arteries
uric acid diseases and gout
re-storage of synovial fluid
Boiled potato peel is useful for prostate inflammation (make them into a pack) and a potato peel diet is very effective for arthritis.
Caution: Potatoes that have sprouted are poisonous. Throw them away. They contain solanin, which is harmful and should not be eaten. Potatoes should not be kept for too long and should not to be exposed to sunlight.