Healthy Eating

Facts About Potatoes

Facts about Potatoes includes a good video showing how nutritious a potato can be and how, during scientific tests, it was shown that potatoes do not necessarily produce weight gain.

Some simple facts about the lowly but nutritious potato.

Across the USA, (and Europe for that matter!) potatoes have become one of the favorite vegetables eaten, even more so than vegetables like onions and carrots.

hey can be cooked in many ways. Also, they can be eaten at least one time daily by people for breakfast, lunch or supper. When a potato is cooked in a healthy manner, it is a great source for nutrients and energy.

Potatoes like oranges are an effective source for vitamin C. The truth of the matter is that just one medium-sized potato has 45% of the daily required vitamin C that is advised for nutritional needs.

Potatoes contain a lot of carbohydrates and fiber, and they are a better source of potassium than bananas are.

The potato has no fat, cholesterol or sodium and is low in calories. Their skins are an excellent source of fiber, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, calcium and some of the B vitamins.

Potatoes can be boiled, steamed or roasted. Store them outside of the refrigerator, and do not freeze them raw, or the starch will turn into sugar, and the potatoes will turn a dark color when cooking.

Keep them in a place that is dark and cool when you store them. If the area gets too much light, the color of the potatoes could change to green. A basement is a great place to store potatoes if you have one.

A potato is delicious whether it is baked, mashed, boiled or fried. They can be a side dish for many other flavorful foods, while providing healthy nutrients to the body. Americans love to eat potatoes. Some even grow their own.

Hopefully these potato facts will help you to make a decision as to including them in your healthy diet….that’s without the added salt, butter and bacon bits!