Researchers have discovered that potatoes cooked 8 minutes to create a battery that produces 10 times more power than raw!
Haim Rabinovitch, professor of science and agriculture, and his team have discovered that by using units made of slices of potato quarters located between the copper cathode and a zinc anode connected with wire can light the room with LED lights up to 40 days.
Potatoes could provide electricity for personal electronics for a tenth of the cost of a typical AA batteries.
Just imagine all the possibilities and opportunities that this discovery offer to people in underdeveloped and remote parts of the world.
– Potatoes are chosen because of the possibility of their growth almost everywhere, including tropical and subtropical climate – said Rabinovitch.
– It is the world’s most abundant crop – he added.
And while potato is not a source of energy, it helps to provide electricity by acting as a bridge between all the metal, allowing electrons to move freely through the wire, creating electricity.
Potato is chosen because of solid starch tissue, which allows it to be stored for months without attracting insects.