It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
POTATOES should be given electric shock treatment to make them healthier, scientists claim.
Researchers at Obihiro University in Japan found that zapping spuds with electric shocks forces them to produce more antioxidants, which protect the human body from cell damage.
The process involved immersing whole potatoes in salty water and zapping them for up to half an hour.
Scientists then tested the spuds and found antioxidant levels rose by up to 50 percent. Other tests using ultrasound on the potatoes proved to be similarly beneficial.
Originally posted by The Cusp
This has long been known among growers of ethogenic plants such as salvia divinorum. Stressing the plants increases their potency.
Originally posted by JohnnyTHSeed
reply to post by Grey Magic
In a similar vein, lightning is known to increase mushroom growth. I've always wanted an excuse to build a lightning gun, maybe I can incorporate one in my garden
Source: Lightning Makes Mushrooms Multiply - National Geographic
Crushing or chopping garlic releases an enzyme called alliinase that catalyzes the formation of allicin. Allicin rapidly breaks down to form a variety of organosulfur compounds.
Since cooking can inactivate alliinase, some scientists recommend letting garlic stand for ten minutes after chopping or crushing before cooking it.
Originally posted by Dr UAE
so does that mean we are going to have a new shelve in the supermarket called electrically shocked POTATOES ?
[edit on 23-8-2010 by Dr UAE]