According to the BBC, potatoes produce electricity by virtue of their acidic juice, which reacts with two electrodes placed in the potato. The chemical reaction produces a weak current between the two electrodes.
A potato has the potential to conduct electricity because it is a source filled with electrolytes. These electrolytes act as an electrical conductor which means they allow the flow of electric charges.
Potatoes do eventually go bad. Their exact shelf life depends on the type of potato, but most go bad after two to five weeks at room temperature or two to four months in a refrigerator.
A potato that is sprouting can be planted in order to grow more potatoes, according to GrowVeg.com. Potatoes that haven't started sprouting, however, are dormant and won't grow until dormancy has been broken.
Humans make electricity by burning fossil fuels, using nuclear fission and harnessing renewable resources. Each method of making electricity has its own advantages and drawbacks, and humans currently use a combination of all three to generate the power people need for their everyday lives.
Potatoes that have green skin spots, are moldy or develop sprouts are potentially bad to eat. While moldy or mushy potatoes should be discarded, it is possible to save a potato with a green skin spot or sprout if this part is completely cut away.
There are 63 grams of carbohydrates in one large russet potato. A large sweet potato supplies about 37 grams of carbs. Both types also offer significant amounts of vitamin C and fiber and contain no fat.
Several varieties of purple potatoes come from the countries of Bolivia and Peru in South America. The different types of these potatoes include the Purple Majesty, Purple Viking and Purple Peruvian.
An easy potato soup recipe calls for adding shredded hash browns, chicken broth and cream of chicken soup to a slow cooker and cooking it on low for eight hours. Bacon bits or ham chunks can be added to the slow cooker for additional flavor. Garnish with cheddar cheese.
Waxy potatoes that are low in starch are best for making potato salad. These types of potatoes include the red-skinned potato, yellow potato, fingerling potato, white potato and purple/blue potato.