Potatoes are starchy root vegetables that are a staple ingredient for various dishes. They are a good source of manganese, phosphorus, vitamin C and B6, pantothenic acid and niacin. They are the fourth most consumed vegetable all over the world, after wheat, corn, and rice.
Fantastic practical uses of potatoes
Reduces dark spots
Potatoes are excellent for skin care. They are rich in several vitamins and nutrients that help in keeping skin pores clean of dust, dirt, and other pollutants. Also, its astringent properties help in fading dark and age spots on your face. It also fades suntan. Rub a sliced raw potato over your face and leave the juice on for ten minutes. Gently rinse your face and use a clean towel to pat dry. Doing this once in a day will help you get rid of dark spots.
Removes food stains from hands
Chopping berries, peeling carrots, using turmeric powder or carving pumpkin can put slight stains on your hands. Nothing works better for removing food stains from your skin like raw potatoes. Use fresh potatoes to get rid of stains on your hands instead of scrubbing harshly with soap over and over. For a couple of minutes rub an open side of a cut potato on your hands. Leave the juice for ten minutes. Rinse hands well with water.
Reduces puffy eyes
Puffy eyes can be due to late night partying, reaction to eye makeup, spending long hours watching television, excess sleep or crying. Potatoes can effectively reduce puffy eyes. The anti-inflammatory properties of potatoes help in reducing under-eye bags. Peel a potato and slice. Refrigerate the slices for thirty minutes. Place the slices on eyes while you are lying down. Reapply after ten minutes. Repeat to make the puffiness go away. Potatoes remove dark spots under the eyes too.
Absorbs excess salt from food
It is possible to add too much salt to stew or soup while cooking. You do not need to throw away the dish if that happens. You can use raw potatoes to absorb the excess
salt in your prepared dish. Peel some potatoes and cut into thick pieces. Add the potatoes to your stew or soup. Allow to simmer for ten minutes. Remove the potatoes and your dish will have just the perfect salt to taste.
Potatoes are a staple in big industries. They are extensively used by wood, paper, textile, and pharmaceutical.