Potato is one of the favourite vegetables for almost everyone in the world, whether mashed, roasted or baked; it could be served in several ways. They are available throughout the year. Most popular use of potatoes is French fries that is loved by almost everyone, whether elders or kids. Deep fried potato could be the cause of high cholesterol levels, instead baked potatoes are low caloric. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, copper, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorus, manganese, niacin, pantothenic acid, and dietary fiber. It also contains phytonutrients, which worked as antioxidant activity. Among them essential health promoting compounds are flavonoids, carotenoids, caffeic acid, unique tuber storage proteins, like patatin, that helps in exhibiting activity against free radicals.
Iron and zinc in potato plays crucial role in production and maturation of collagen. Phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium, all contributes in maintaining and building bone structure and strength. It also helps in decreasing blood pressure. It contains fiber in it which helps in regular bowel movements in your body and prevents from constipation. It is also used in cutlets, and common in mix russian salads.