Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers Nutritional Benefits

There are about 5,000 varieties of potatoes World-wide.

Potato Power!

The federal government has unveiled a new Food Guidance System, “My Food Pyramid”, which replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992. The new food plan takes a more individualized approach to nutrition and exercise, and places emphasis on the excellent nutritional profile of potatoes and their importance in the American diet.

Some nutritional benefits of the potato include being fat-free, saturated fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free, high in vitamin C, and a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, and dietary fiber!

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