Health Benefits Of Potato

In the List of vegetable potato ranks number one. Potatoes are a rich source of carbohydrates, manganese Vitamin C, phosphorus, pantothenic acid, B6. Potatoes provide a large number of health benefits like lowering blood pressure, strengthening bones, aiding in digestion, preventing osteoarthritis and boosting immunity. It is also beneficial in curing a lot of skin and hair related problems

History of Potato:

Potato is a tuberous crop of the nightshade family called Solanum tuberosum. The English word potato is a derivation of the Spanish word potato which in itself is an amalgamation of the Quechua papa and the Taino batata. It is believed that potatoes were first grown and domesticated in Peru and North-western Bolivia around 8000 BC to 5000 B.C. People in many countries of the world still rely on the potato as a staple food. There are lot of consumable Potatoes, Potatoes also have around 180 different wild varieties.

Benefits of Potatoes

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