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Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Combats fatigue
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
May reduce anxiety
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce nausea

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 potato with skin; Calories: 163; Fat: .2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 13mg; Carbs: 37g; Fiber:5g; Sugars: 1.7g; Protein: 4.3g; Potassium: 25%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 70%DV; Calcium: 2%DV; Iron: 9%DV

Did You Know?

  • About 20% of potato nutrition is found in the skin; the majority is in the flesh.
  • When selecting potatoes, look for spuds that are well-formed, smooth and firm. They shouldn’t have discoloration, cracks or soft spots.

Ways to Eat:

  • Baked
  • Mashed
  • Fried
  • Boiled

Farming Trivia:

  • The potato is the most universally grown crop in the world.
  • Potatoes were the first food to be grown in space. In 1996, potato plants were taken into space with the space shuttle Columbia.
  • The top potato producers are Idaho, Washington and Wisconsin.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.