Thursday, May 22, 2008

English potatoes are nutritious

According to my reading, English potatoes have 10 times more protein and vitamin B1 than apples. The food also contains three and a half times more vitamin C than the apple. As for vitamin B2 and iron, the contents in English potatoes are three times more than apples. Besides, the English potato has two times more phosphorus than the apple. It has the same amount of sugar and calcium as the apple.

Sailors in the past took English potatoes to prevent scurvy because they contain a lot of vitamin C.

60 per cent of potassium is found on the skin of the food. Hence taking English potatoes with the skin intact will lower the blood pressure. However those with renal problems should not take English potatoes as the accumulation of potassium will worsen the condition of the disease.

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