Potatoes

An excellent source (> 20% of the DV) of vitamin C and potassium with skin

  • A source (> 8% of the DV) of fiber with skin
    A good source (> 10% of the DV) of vitamin B6
  • Low in sodium (< 140 mg/serving) and cholesterol
  • Fat free (< .5 g fat/serving)
  • Organic potatoes contain a higher content of nutritionally significant minerals with higher amounts of vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus and significantly less nitrates and heavy metals than conventional crops. 
  • Potatoes are also a great source of vitamin B6, copper, potassium, antioxidants and dietary fibre. 
  • The starch in them is readily digestible and converted into glucose. 
  • Potatoes contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Photonutrients are potent antioxidants that can neutralize free radical damage. Free radicals are highly reactive chemical substances that, if left unchecked, can lead to premature aging and disease. 
  • Conventionally grown potatoes are known to be among the top vegetables that contain a high concentration of pesticide residue . It is recommended that you eat only organically grown potatoes in order to reduce the risk of sickness caused by pesticides. 
  • Potatoes are good for stomach ulcer, duodenum ulcer and stomach acidity and offer a significant protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer. 
  • Potatoes should be eaten with their skins, as most of the nutrients are concentrated just under the skin. 
  • Potatoes are a low calorie, high fibre food. 
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