Are Potatoes Good for You?

Yes, potatoes are naturally fat free, cholesterol free, and low in sodium. In addition, potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, and those eaten with the skin are a good potatosource of potassium. Foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium, such as potatoes, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

All varieties of potatoes are nutritious and, while both the type and amounts of nutrients may vary slightly depending on the variety, the differences are minimal. So minimal in fact, the FDA nutrition label for potatoes represents a composite of varietals.

Have questions about potato nutrition? Visit the Potato Goodness website for all the answers, even the tough to answer questions about diabetes and glycemic index.

Article was taken from the 11/29/16 issue of Potato Bytes distributed by the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association.