The Facts

Potatoes. A healthy Choice.

Fiber

Potatoes are a good source of fiber, much of which is contained in the skin. In fact, a medium sized potato contains an estimated 12% of your daily fiber intake.



Potassium

Just another reason to eat more potatoes. A single potato contains 720 mg of potassium, or 21% of your daily recommended intake; compare that to 400 mg in a banana!

Sodium, Cholesterol, and Fat Free!

Potatoes contain no cholesterol or fat, known contributors to heart disease. Potatoes also contain no sodium; good because diets low in sodium have been proven to drastically reduce the risk of strokes and heart disease.

Carbohydrates

Containing less carbohydrates per serving than white rice or pasta, a serving of potatoes contain only 9% of your daily intake of carbs. These complex carbohydrates are an important source of energy for your body.

Vitamin C!

Forget citrus, eat potatoes! One potato contains 100 mg of Vitamin C, almost half of the recommended daily amount. High Vitamin C content also promotes increased iron absorption.

Antioxidants

Potatoes also contain one of the highest concentrations of cancer reducing antioxidants in vegetables. So eat up!

*Sourced from the National Potato Council. Facts based on one medium sized potato with skin.