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Gastronomic use Properties, Medicinal use Potato is a vegetable. In terms of nutrition, the potato is best known Potatoes contain toxic compounds known for its carbohydrate content (approximately 26 grams in a medium as glycoalkaloids, of which the most potato). His common dishes are: mashed potatoes, whole baked prevalent are solanine and chaconine. potatoes, french fries potatoes or chips. Unlike many foods, potatoes can also be cooked in a microwave oven and they can still have all of their nutritional value. Potatoes are also used to brew alcoholic These compounds, which protect the plant beverages, such as vodka, potcheen or arkavit and they’re also used from its predators, are, in general, as food for domestic animals. concentrated in its leaves, stems, sprouts, and fruits. Raw potato is 79% water, 17% Moderate consumption of the juice from the tubers is used in the treatment of carbohydrates (88% of which is starch), Fondant potatoes 2% protein, contains negligible fat. 1. Heat oven to 190°C/170°C peptic ulcers, bringing relief from pain 2. Peel the potatoes and pat dry with chicken and acidity. paper. 3. Heat the oil and butter in a flameproof dish, The poultice from boiling potatoes in add the potatoes and brown them over. All this water can be borne to rheumatic joints, will take about 5 minutes. swellings, skin rashes and hemorrhoids. 4. Season well, add the thyme sprigs and stock, and bring to the boil. Transfer the dish to the Uncooked potatoes have also been applied oven, uncovered. cold as a soothing plaster to burns and scalds. 5. Cook for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are finished and we’ve done. Potatoes are often broadly classified as high on the glycemic index (GI) and so are often excluded from the diets of individuals trying to follow a low-GI diet