Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers Potato Nutrition

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

Nutritional Value

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.