The potatoes you love are full of essential vitamins and minerals.
This means potatoes aren’t just good; they’re good for you.
Source of Vitamin C
High in Potassium
Low in fat
Source of Fibre
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Potatoes and potassium
Potatoes provide one of the most concentrated and affordable sources of potassium in the produce department, with 620 mg per serving. For comparison, a banana has 450 mg of potassium per serving.
Fill up with fibre
Fibre promotes good digestion and helps manage your body weight, plus it may help decrease your risk of colon cancer and heart disease. A 150g serving of your favourite potatoes contains 2g per serving.
We love potato skins!
Did you know that half the spuds fiber is in the skin? Potato skins are loaded with disease-fighting nutrients and weight-friendly fibre. By incorporating the whole potato into your diet, including the skin, you’ll get more from each potato while also minimizing food waste.
Eat your colours
Potatoes contain antioxidants including vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins. The amounts and types are dependent upon the potato variety. So, make sure to include a number of different potato types (e.g., reds, purples, yellow, russets) in your diet.
Potatoes for Performance
The humble potato provides the carbohydrate, potassium and energy necessary for optimal athletic performance at an affordable price. Carbohydrates are the primary fuel source for your brain as well as a key source of energy for your muscles. Whether you’ve just started on your fitness journey or you’re an experience athlete, potatoes will keep you fueled.
3 Tips for Healthier Potato Recipes
1. Instead of using mayonnaise in your creamy potato salad, substitute Greek yogurt. Try our Potato Salad with Yogurt and Dill
2. Craving fresh cut fries? Instead of using the deep fryer, try baking your fries. Try our Smoked Paprika Oven Fries
3. Potato chips are a popular snack. Making your own is not only easy, they are better for you! Try making your own Baked Potato Crisps