Sprouted potatoes cannot be eaten. Sprouting potatoes produce a neurotoxin, solanine, around the bud hole. When these toxins enter the human body, they will cause gastrointestinal discomfort, ranging from diarrhea and vomiting to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. In serious cases, they will endanger life.
Potatoes contain a large amount of starch, protein, B vitamins, vitamin C and other nutrients, which can strengthen the spleen and dampness, nourish the stomach and promote the digestion of the spleen and stomach. Potatoes contain a lot of dietary fiber, which can broaden the intestines and defecate, help the body excrete metabolic toxins in time, prevent constipation and prevent the occurrence of intestinal diseases.
Potassium in potatoes can replace sodium in the human body and excrete sodium out of the body, which is conducive to the rehabilitation of patients with hypertension and nephritis edema. Potato is an acid-base vegetable, which is conducive to the acid-base balance of the human body, can neutralize the acidic substances produced after metabolism in the body, and has a certain beauty and anti-aging effect.
Potato Storage Tips:
1. No exposure
Potatoes must not be exposed to the sun after washing. If they are exposed to the sun, they will easily deteriorate and rot, or even turn green, which is not edible. Potatoes should be kept in a cool and ventilated place or a dry place.
2. No dampness
If there is too much moisture in the air and poor ventilation, mildew is easy to occur.
3. Avoid high temperature
If the temperature of the storage place is too high, the potatoes will take root and sprout faster, but if the temperature is too low, the potatoes are also prone to frostbite. Therefore, it is best to put the potatoes in some ventilated and cool places. Before storage, try to pick out the damp and injured potatoes, otherwise there will be infection.