A group of researchers who were trying to find alternative sources of power found that potatoes are an excellent source of energy. In fact, potatoes cooked for 8 minutes can provide 10 times more energy than regular batteries. What’s more, Haim Rabinovitch, a professor of science and agriculture together with his team found a new way to produce electric energy. They placed potato slices between a copper cathode and a zinc anode and connected them with a wire. They concluded that this design can light up a whole room with LED lights up to 40 days. The scientific team showed that potatoes can power up electronic devices with the tenth of a price of regular AA batteries.
If we take into consideration some general facts about potatoes, this is a really astonishing discovery. Firstly, potatoes can grow almost anywhere, in every climate and during every season. Secondly, there is never shortage of potatoes. And, last but not least, we should know that potatoes are not a source of energy, but they only provide energy by acting as a bridge between all the metal. Hence, they enable the electrons to travel throughout the wire, thus, resulting in electricity. Potatoes are rich in starch so they can be stored for a longer period of time without becoming infested by insects.