Potato-why I like
October 1, 2012 4:22am CST
The cost of vegetables goes up every day, the average now is 50 to 60 rupees per kilogram, and hubby spends minimum 100 rupees per day for this. Potato costs 17 rupees per kilogram; I always have 3-4 kilo of this in stock in kitchen shelf. We add this to most curries, even meat, fish, egg curry; mesh boiled potato to make ‘aloo-bharta’; salt, cut onion is added, it tastes so good. Fried potato is good too. Potato contains; vitamin-c; b-complex; iron, calcium, protein, carbohydrate, fats; minerals. [b]It has other uses too. After boiling potato, don’t throw the water, mesh one potato in it and use it as hair wash, it makes hair shine, strong and stops hair fall. Rub meshed potato on skin, it makes it look fair. Application of potato paste over burns helps it heal faster. Lemon juice added with potato paste, works as stain remover. Potato is said to have relieve constipation; the potassium content in it helps reduce acidity. There is another, keep potato over fire till tender, remove skin, add salt, green chili; mesh; eating this removes joint pain.[/b] I have tried some, you may try. [b]Hope you will like this information. So are you fund of potato? How you cook and use for any other purpose. Please share your valued tips and comments. Thanks in advance.[/b] Kalyani October 1, 2012.
2 people like this
21 Dec 12
hi, fresh potato is really delicious especially when it is fresh because we will really taste the sweetness and freshness of this,and even the potato fries or the french fries is also delicious but not healthy,sometimes i mixed the potato in egg or in grinned pork.
• Pune, India
13 Oct 12
Hi, You are right. The cost of vegetables is going up day by day. I am vegetarian. In my family, I my wife and my son like potatoes very much. We add potatoes in almost vegetable. We prepare aalloo paratha, aalloo bharta, pattice, chips and amny delicious dishes. I haven't heard of the uses you mentioned. Thank you for sharing valuable information about my favorite potatoes.
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 12
I eat a vegan diet. I didn't know potatoes were so beneficial. I wonder why they aren't included in the 5 vegetables and fruits a day being healthy strategy. I like to eat chips with vinegar of them. I enjoy eating a jacket potato. I like to eat roasted potatoes. I would like to get a chip fryer that makes almost fat free chips. I like to eat crisps that are twirls and they have the flavor salt and vinegar.
• United States
3 Oct 12
I honestly don't think that there are many people that are not fans of potatoes because of the fact that they taste really good and they are also something that is very versatile. In the United States, I believe that people eat too many potatoes and that is one of the reasons that there is a lot of obesity problems here. You see, potatoes might have a lot of necessary vitamins in minerals in them, but they are also a starch and that does mean that the body does metabolize them as a sugar product.
• United States
1 Oct 12
I like potatoes very much too! I did not know that they had so many other useful purposes, but I know that they are very nutritious and are very good for us. I cook them in my soups, mash them for my son and fry them sometimes with my eggs.
1 Oct 12
never heard that potatoe is good for your hair and skin although I live in a country where people do eat a lot of potatoes. The "potatoe easters" are painted in my country, the painty tell you enough.. just potatoes with nothing. BTW there are also people who are allergic against it. Personal I don't like potatoes at all and seldom eat them, it only as french frites or baked. They are not that healthy as you say they are, it's more healthy to eat rice or bulgur. If you boil/cook rice it should be in a lot of water, this should be more healthy according some scientist (heard it on the news last week).
• Pasay, Philippines
1 Oct 12
Thanks for sharing these tips. I am also a potato lover. I usually either bolied them and mashed with butter and gravy or fried them and consume it while it is hot. Thanks and happy mylotting!