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These 6 Potato Skin Benefits Will Surprise You (Bonus Included)

Shigraf Zahbi
Shigraf Zahbi
Potato peels could be healthier than its flesh!

Potato is a common vegetable consumed everywhere in the world. People usually peel the potatoes and throw the peelings away. However, this is because not many know about the amazing potato skin benefits. If you too throw away the potato peels, read this article to know why you shouldn't do so. (And if you happen to read till the end, we have a bonus waiting for you there).

Potato Skin Benefits

Immunity Booster 

Potato peel is highly rich in Vitamin C. This makes it a great antioxidant. The peels also contain calcium and B-complex vitamin. The presence of all these essential components makes it a great immunity booster.  

Protects Your Heart 

Potato skin is very rich in potassium. Potassium is very vital to heart health. This is why potato peels lower the chances of heart attack and stroke. Moreover, potato peels also contain omega-3 fatty acids.

Maintains Blood Sugar 

Potato peels reduce hunger pangs and thus aids in weight loss. It stops you from eating unhealthy food just out of craving. Potato peels are high in fiber content and can potentially help control blood sugar. They also help in the prevention of type-2 diabetes.  

Protects Against Cancer 

Potato skin is very rich in phytochemicals. If also contains very high levels of chlorogenic acid that bind water with cancer causing compounds called carcinogens and can thus potentially help prevent cancer.  

Lowers Blood Cholesterol 

It has been said that the high fiber content of potato skin together with antioxidants, glycoalkaloids, and polyphenols could possible lower blood pressure.  

Lightens Dark Spots 

Among the many beauty benefits of potato peels, the one most important is that it lightens dark spots because of its antibacterial and antioxidant nature. Simply rub fresh potato peels on the dark spots and under eyes.

Bonus: Baked Potato Skin Chips 

After telling you about the amazing benefits of potato peels, we shall give you recipe which is not just healthy but also very delicious.  

Ingredients 

Potato peels, oil, salt, and seasoning 

Method 

  • Peel potato skin from fresh potatoes after cleaning them thoroughly. Avoid green peelings. 

  • Soak the peels in cold water for 30 minutes

  • Rinse the soaked peels and let them dry

  • Spread the potato skin on the baking sheet and sprinkle with oil and salt and bake them. You can also fry them. 

  • Add seasoning and enjoy.

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