Potatoes are known to be good for the stomach, spleen, and intestines. They could also be good for the environment.
• Potatoes are among the most environmentally friendly vegetables. They’re easy to grow and don’t require massive amounts of fertilizer and chemical additives to thrive as many other vegetables do.
• Potato is 99.9% fat-free and contains vitamins B6, C, E, K, and minerals like potassium, magnesium and phosphorous.
• A medium-sized potato contains 110 calories. Now, compare that to the 225 calories of one-cup rice and the 115 calories of one-cup pasta.
• One could suffer from potato poisoning upon consuming leaves and green stems. These parts contain toxic solanine which could cause potato plant poisoning.
• Dry, dark places are the perfect storage setting for potatoes.
• You shouldn’t wash your potatoes prior to storing as it would only speed up your supply’s decay. Save the washing part to right before you cook it.