Potatoes are starchy root vegetable that is a good source of vitamins C and B6, manganese, phosphorus, niacin and pantothenic acid. It can be eaten them mashed, roasted, fried, baked, sautéed or as part of a salad or soup. There are many surprising uses of potatoes that may be unbelievable.
Here are 10 funny uses of potatoes:
Reduces Puffy Eyes
Puffiness of the eyes can be due to crying, late night partying, a reaction to eye makeup, excess sleep or watching television for long hours after going to bed. Potatoes reduce them successfully. The starch present in potatoes has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce under-eye bags.
Chill the slices in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, lie down and place the cold potato slices on your eyes for 10 minutes.
Fades Dark Spots
Potatoes are very effective when it comes to skin care. The starch and astringent properties in potatoes help reduce age spots and dark spots on your face. It is also good for fading a suntan. Slice a raw potato, rub it over your face and let the juice sit for 10 minutes. Rinse your face gently, and dry with a towel. Do this once daily to get rid of any dark spots on your face.
Potatoes are effective ingredients for removing mild rust from old utensils, gardening tools, and other metal items. Cut a large potato into thick pieces, sprinkle some salt on them and rub the pieces on the rusted area. Rinse the object with water and dry it thoroughly afterward.
Absorbs excess from food
You can use some raw potatoes to absorb excess salt from your prepared food. Cut some potatoes into thick pieces and add to the prepared soup or stew. Allow the pot to simmer for about 10 minutes, and then remove the potatoes.
Makes a hot or cold compress
To make a hot compress, bake or boil a potato and wrap it in a clean cloth, then use it as a hot compress on those painful areas. For a cold compress, refrigerate a boiled potato for at least 1 hour, wrap it in a clean cloth and use.
Removes food stains from hands
To get rid of harsh stains on your hands, use potatoes. Simply rub your hands with the open side of a cut potato for a couple of minutes. Wait another 10 minutes to allow the potato juice to do its work, and then rinse well with water.