Indian Recipe: Index

Potato (Alu)

Indian name : Alu
Scientific name : Solanum tuberosum
Part used : Underground stem

Systematic position:
Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Subclass : Asteridae
Order : Solanales
Family : Solanaceae
Genus : Solanum
Species : S. tuberosum

Medicinal properties/ Food values : Potatoes are good source of
carbohydrates, Vitamin B6, C, copper, potassium, manganese. It is good for
hyper acidity patients, high blood pressure patients. It is easy to digest.
Baked potato is a low caloried food, which prevent cardiovascular
diseases and cancer.
Raw potato slices are good for under eyes dark circles and raw potato juice
is a good face mask for all skin type.
It is harmful for diabetic patients due to high carbohydrates contents.



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