Potatoes are edible tubers that are available all year long and all over the world. They are relatively inexpensive to grow, are high in nutrients, and can be a tasty treat.
Due to the popularity of low-carb foods, the humble potato has declined in popularity in recent years.
The fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals it contains, on the other hand, can help to prevent disease and improve human health.
Potatoes were first domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Andes of South America. In the early 16th century, they were introduced to Europe by Spanish explorers.
Potatoes are now the most popular vegetable crop in the United States (US), where the average person consumes 55 pounds (kg) of potatoes each year. In many countries around the world, they are a staple food.
Potatoes may help reduce inflammation and constipation, according to some evidence.
A medium potato has about 164 calories and 30 percent of the daily B6 requirement.
On a cold winter day, a baked potato is a cost-effective, warming, and nutritious option.
A high-fiber diet rich in fruits and vegetables can improve health and lower the risk of a variety of lifestyle-related diseases.
Even when cooked, potatoes contain important nutrients that can benefit human health in a variety of ways.
Source link : https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280579#10_possible_health_benefits
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