How Nutritious Is A Potato?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image64
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    How Nutritious Is A Potato?

    What is the nutritional value of in a potato? What are all the vitamins and nutrients in a potato?

  2. KerryAnita profile image80
    KerryAnitaposted 5 years ago

    Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap because they are starchy and relatively high in carbohydrates. However, carbs aside, they are a very nutritious vegetable. They contain 48% DRV of Vitamin C, 13%DRV Thiamin, 46% DRV of Vitamin B12, 21% DRV of Folate, 18% DRV Iron, 21% DRV Magnesium, 21% DRV Phosphorus, 46% DRV Potassium, and 33% DRV Manganese.

    Don't pass up the skins, as they contain the majority of the vitamins and minerals!

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Potatoes are good for you as long as you prepare them in a healthy manner. Boiled and baked potatoes are good for you, French fries and potato chips are not. Potatoes got a bad reputation due to the popularity of low-carb diets. They're high in starchy carbohydrates and low in protein. That doesn't mean that potatoes are bad for you, though, because they're still a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C, especially if you eat the skin. Although your body does turn starchy carbs. into sugar when digested.

  4. gail641 profile image67
    gail641posted 5 years ago

    Potatoes have vitamins, minerals, vitamin C, and potassium, and pototoes do not cost a lot of money. They also contain fiber that is good for the diet. It has always been said that there are a lot of vitamins in the skin of the potato. A potato with a green colored skin could make one sick. Potatoes can be baked, cooked and fried. Potatoes can be made in many recipes that are both tasty and healthy.

  5. kj force profile image70
    kj forceposted 5 years ago

    The potato can be a meal in it's self...baked with the skin on.slice open and.add steamed  broccoli/mushrooms/plain yogurt/and fresh diced tomatoes..or oil/vinegar if you have a problem with dairy..Potatoes have gotten a bad rap through the years.
    A medium potato has 110 cal. 26 grams of Carbohydrates, low in saturated fats cholesterol and sodium.High in VitC, B6,Potassium and Manganese, The skin is high in fiber, iron, copperand zinc. The more natural the potato the healthier it is..
    I eat a baked potato twice a week...


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