Potatoes are one of the most economical sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, folic acid, copper, potassium, and iron.

Although America has creatively re-invented the traditional meat and potatoes diet, potatoes have remained a constant source of nutrition throughout the years. In fact, did you know that potatoes are the second most consumed food in the United States? Flip through a cookbook and you’ll see handfuls of recipes rely on the popularity of potatoes. You may be asking, “What’s the fuss?” Take a look at the nutritional benefits of potatoes and you may see why everyone’s talking.

  • Fat-free
  • Cholesterol-free
  • Saturated fat-free
  • Sodium-free
  • High in vitamin C
  • Excellent source of vitamin B6
  • Skins are high in potassium (more than a banana!)
  • Skins are good source of dietary fiber

How can you reap the benefits?

  • Enjoy a minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables.
  • Low-fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk factors of some types of cancer.
  • Eat a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Choose a low-sodium diet to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.