You are sure that the potato is not a useful product?
In vain! It turns out that including potatoes in your daily menu, we provide the body with essential amino acids, especially lysine, carbohydrates, minerals.
How to keep useful properties of potatoes during cooking?
Scientists say that the potato is very healthy product. Pounds of boiled peeled potatoes provide the body with proteins 20%, carbohydrates – 40%, vitamins B1 and PP – 60%, vitamin B2 – 30%, as well as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and calcium. Here only it is necessary moderately and prepared correctly in order to keep useful properties of potatoes.
Potato juice has long been treated with gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. And potassium, which are rich in potatoes is essential for patients with diseases of the heart and kidneys. Used for medicinal purposes and starch of this wonderful natural gift. So, it is used as a coating, an anti-inflammatory agent for gastrointestinal diseases. Even in severe forms of poisoning can eat boiled potatoes.
To preserve all listed vitamins and minerals when cooking potatoes will help the following tricks:
1. The skin of potatoes, cut as thin as possible or, even better, bake it or boil in their skins.
2. Boiled potatoes or steamed in a minimal amount of water.
3. Never store in water, already cleaned potatoes.
4. Useful to put potatoes in already boiling and salted water.
5. Keep peeled and sliced potatoes in cold water, otherwise in an hour it will lose 13% of vitamin C and 5% vitamin B.
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