Benefits or harms? What are the dangers of young potatoes and who should not eat them?
When buying early fruits or vegetables at the market and in the supermarket, you must remember that the products will not always be of high quality and safe for your health. They are often laced with a variety of impurities and nitrates that make the fruit especially large and beautiful on the outside. This also applies to young potatoes.
The editors of FoodOboz collected information and will tell you what can be dangerous young potatoes and how to get rid of harmful substances in them.
How are young potatoes harmful?
You have probably noticed more than once that potato skins can have green areas. It is often these that contain the highest amounts of nitrates and pesticides. In particular the poisonous substance solanine. Therefore it is very important to cut off these parts and the skin as a whole before cooking potatoes, and then soak the fruit in cold water.
How to get rid of nitrates in potatoes?
1. First, you should prepare a bowl with water, in which add the juice of half a lemon and 1 tsp. of sea salt. In the resulting liquid you need to wash the potatoes well. This helps to effectively wash off the pesticide plaque.
2. The potatoes should then be peeled and thoroughly soaked in cold water for 15-20 minutes.
Another way to get rid of nitrates in potatoes can be boiling. The level of harmful substances is thus reduced by 50-80%. After boiling the potatoes, you should immediately drain the broth and only then salt the product.
Previously OBOZREVATEL reported how to peel a lot of young potatoes in 3 seconds.