How much do you know about potato nutrition? Few other foods are as nutritious, delicious, and versatile as the potato. A potato gives you an energizing supply of complex carbohydrates, provides protein, important vitamins and minerals and, if eaten with the skin on, is an important source of dietary fiber.
These, and other, potato nutrition facts will make you want to add more healthy and nutritious potato recipes to your diet.
Here are even more reasons to add potatoes to your diet and why that can be a healthy choice.
One medium-sized potato has:
Far from being a food to avoid by those who are seeking to maintain a healthy diet, increased consumption of potatoes will provide many nutritional benefits. What is known about potato nutrition includes:
So why do potatoes have a bad nutritional reputation? Often it's because of the company they keep! If your potatoes hang out with fatty gravies, cheeses and other high calorie friends, they will be less of a benefit to your body. While admitting that many of the potato recipes on this site include those tasty additions, if you want to "slenderize" your potato dish, include some of these items instead:
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We know that everyone has a favorite potato recipe because, in most families, potatoes are served several times each week. What are your favorite potato recipes? Share them!
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