Potato - உருளைக்கிழங்கு
Potato is a starchy root vegetable of Central American origin. This humble tuber is one of the most widely grown root crops, and one of the cheapest staple food ingredients consumed all over the world. Botanically, it belongs to perennial subspecies of Solanum tuberosum, in the Solanaceaefamily.
Potatoes are one of the finest sources of starch, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. 100 g provides 70 calories. They carry little fat (just 0.1 g per100 g) and no cholesterol.
They are excellent natural sources of both soluble and insoluble fiber. The dietary fiber in them increases the bulk of the bowel motions. Thus, it helps prevent constipation, decrease absorption of dietary cholesterol and thereby, lower plasma LDL cholesterol. Additionally, its rich fiber content also helps protect from colon polyps and cancer.
- Energy 77Kcal
- Carbohydrates 17.49g
- Protein 2.05g
- Total Fat 0.10g
- Dietary Fiber 2.10g