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The Truth About Potatoes

Potato Nutrition 101
Let's not judge vegetables by their color alone

One of the most common food recommendations today is to 'eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables,' which is terrific nutrition advice for all Americans.  Nutrition scientists have long known that dark green, orange, yellow, red, blue and purple are all very healthful colors for produce. Now, researchers are also talking about the importance of eating white vegetables. Corn, kohlrabi, cauliflower, turnips, onions, parsnips, mushrooms and potatoes also have some real nutritional benefits. When it comes to smart vegetable choices, white is a great color too!

Potatoes are one of America’s most favorite and most versatile vegetable and have significant nutritional value. In terms of several key nutrients, potatoes are full of good health news. Take a closer look at an average baked Russet potato (about 5.3 oz with skin) and see what wonderful nutrients are hiding inside.  All for only 110 calories in a plain baked potato!

Learn more about the potato on the links below. From their amazing health benefits, to what the best potato variety you will want to use for your next meal!

 

Potato Nutrition

Potatoes and Health

Potato Enjoyment