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Nutritional Content of Potato - Solanum Tuberosum L. Beneficial for Diabetics

Potatoes are one of the types of bulbs that have a scientific language that is Solanum tuberosum L.

potatoes originated in South America and have been cultivated by the inhabitants of America thousands of years ago. This plant is a herbaceous (not woody crops short) season and likes a cool climate. In tropical areas suitable to be planted in the highlands. Perfect and compound interest. The size is quite large, with a diameter of about 3cm. Its color ranges from purple to white.

In some countries, especially in Europe. Potatoes are a staple food. Potatoes can be processed into various types of food.

Nutrient content in potato - Solanum tuberosum L:

Potatoes contain an energy of 83 kilocalories, 2 grams protein, 19.1 grams carbohydrates, 0.1 grams fat, 11 milligrams calcium, 56 milligrams phosphorus, and iron 1 milligram. Additionally in potato also contained vitamin A as 0 IU, 0.11 milligrams of vitamin B1 and vitamin C. 17 milligrams. The results obtained from conducted a study of 100 grams of potatoes, the number of which can be eaten as much as 85%.

Diseases that can be treated with potato - Solanum tuberosum L:

Although not directly cure, potatoes are very beneficial for diabetics. Fiber is found in potatoes helps digestion, by helping the absorption of simple sugars in the intestine. Thus, potatoes can help to keep blood sugar levels to keep in normal condition and avoid fluctuations.
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