As one of the most popular foods, potatoes are not only nutritious, but their preparation is also simple and diverse, such as french fries, braised potatoes, stir-fried potatoes, potatoes cooked with pork bones .
When the weather turns cold, potatoes are not only delicious to cook, high in nutrients, but also can help control blood sugar. However, there are some rumors, potatoes can also be harmful to health if used with these 3 foods, what is the truth?
Tin persimmons contain a lot of tannins, especially brittle persimmons.
Rumor : Persimmons have a sweet, nutritious, popular fruit. However, persimmons contain lots of tannins, especially brittle persimmons. After eating potatoes, the starch in it promotes large amounts of stomach acid in the stomach, while persimmons contain large amounts of tannic acid. Tannic acid will react with stomach acid to create precipitation, difficult to excrete and digest. At the same time, tannic acid in persimmon is easy to interact with proteins under the action of stomach acid, causing stomach illness.
Fact: However, the tannic acid content in different persimmon species is also different. Should choose to eat ripe roses, low amounts of tanic acid. Normally, each time you eat not too much persimmon, basically will not cause digestive problems.
Tomatoes and potatoes both contain the poison Solanine, but in very low amounts.
Rumor: Pectin and the phenolic resin found in tomatoes, combined with the high starch content of potatoes can cause digestive disorders, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, in those with digestive system. least.
Fact: The fact that research shows that tomatoes and potatoes contain solanine , but in very low amounts. They are abundant in green tomatoes and green potatoes (the outer skin is green). For ripe red potatoes and tomatoes you have to eat a lot to be able to poison.
Therefore, the combination of potatoes and tomatoes does not affect health as long as they are ripe red tomatoes and potatoes without a green outer skin.
Pomegranates can promote gastric acid secretion, and the starch in potatoes also promotes gastric acid secretion.
Rumor: Pomegranates are rich in nutrients, sweet and sour, and their vitamin C content is 2 times higher than apples and pears. This is a fruit suitable for all ages. Pomegranates can promote gastric acid secretion, and the starch in potatoes also promotes gastric acid secretion. When used together, it can lead to heartburn, reduce nutritional value and can lead to indigestion.
Fact: However, if you eat two foods at a short distance, then there is no problem, just when you eat too many pomegranates and potatoes at the same time, will lead to excessive secretion of stomach acid. and indigestion. So be careful, if you eat a lot of pomegranate, you should not eat potatoes.
Potatoes are inexpensive, starchy foods and can even be eaten as a staple food. However, if you encounter potatoes in this situation, must discard them promptly.
If there's a list of "toxic germinating foods" , potatoes are definitely among them. The solanine content in sprout potatoes will greatly increase. If you eat such potatoes will cause food poisoning, leading to vomiting and diarrhea, serious lead to respiratory paralysis, even hemolytic.
The potato we eat normally has very low solanine content, but once it starts to sprout, solanine is produced in large quantities, beyond the safe consumption range, so it is easy to cause food poisoning. .
But the problem is, many people think that just cutting off sprouted potatoes can be eaten. If germination has just begun, solanine is mainly in the vicinity of the germinating surface, cut off a thick layer, and the rest can be eaten. But in fact, most people don't know when potatoes germinate and don't know how far these solanines will spread. Therefore, to ensure safety, it is best to throw away when you see the potatoes sprout .