We consume potatoes in all types of forms and preparations – potato chips, French fries, canned potatoes, frozen potatoes, freeze-dried potatoes, instant potatoes, and of course, fresh potatoes.
Potatoes are a healthy, nutritious food, when they’re fresh out of the ground, without all of the yummy, calorific toppings we love. Here are some potato nutrition facts.
•The average-size Russet potato (baked or boiled) contains about 135 calories.
•Potatoes are low in fat and rich in carbohydrates.
•Potatoes are high in Vitamin C content. One serving of potatoes takes care of 45% of the recommended daily amounts.
•Potatoes are high in potassium. One potato serving satisfies 21% of the recommended daily amount.
•Potatoes are high in fiber. One potato serving represents 12% of the recommended daily amount.
•Potatoes skins contain lots of nutrients, including potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, and Vitamin B.
•One medium potato contains more than three times the amount of potassium as one medium orange.
•There are approximately 100 varieties of edible potatoes.
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