- Cancer Prevention
Potatoes can protect your body from this deadly disease thanks to the content of powerful constituents including flavonoid anti-oxidants and vitamin A (carotenes and zeaxanthin). Bear in mind that the russet potatoes and red potatoes contain these properties in higher amounts than the regular potato. The United States Agricultural Research Center discovered that the quercetin compound found in potatoes can prevent the occurrence of tumors and cancer. On the other hand, the presence of vitamins A and C in potatoes can break down the cancer.