Potatoes are widely used in cooking and traditional medicine, due to its nutritional and medicinal properties.
The composition of the potatoes:
Potatoes – medicinal product. Approximately 20-25% of the weight of tubers comprise carbohydrates (starch) 2% – proteins and 0.3% – oil. Tuber protein is rich in various amino acids and belongs to the complete protein. Potatoes contain high potassium (568 mg per 100 g wet weight), phosphorus (50 mg), a significant amount of calcium, magnesium and iron. In tubers found vitamins C, B, B2, B6, B RR, D, K, E, folic acid, carotene and organic acids: malic acid, oxalic acid, citric acid, caffeic, chlorogenic, and others.