Like the other members of the solanaceae family, all of the green parts of the potato plant are toxic. However, the tubers are edible as long as they are not exposed to too much light, because they may then contain toxic quantities of solanine. Potatoes are an important source of carbohydrates. It is therefore one of the most commonly cultivated foods in the world. Its vitamin, mineral and fibre content makes it a healthy vegetable. Potato starch is a fundamental ingredient in the production of vodka, but also for biodegradable plastic. Freshly pressed potato juice is used as a traditional remedy for hyperacidity problems in Germany and Switzerland, due to its supposed antispasmodic and antacid effects. 1,2
- Efficacy and tolerability of potato juice in dyspeptic patients: a pilot study. Chrubasik S, Chrubasik C, Torda T, Madisch A. Phytomedicine. 2006 Jan;13(1-2):11-5. Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16360927
- Further evidence on the effectiveness of potato juice in dyspeptic complaints. Chrubasik S, Boyko T, Filippov Y, Torda T. The Free Library: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Further+evidence+on+the+effectiveness+of+potato+juice+in+dyspeptic...-a0153402776
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