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Potatoes and Nutrition

The potato is a very nutrient dense vegetable and provides substantial nutrition for few calories.

Daly Gourmet PotatoesFat free, cholesterol free, low in calories

An average size potato has no fat, cholesterol and contains about 100 calories.

Sodium free

Potatoes contain little if any sodium. Low sodium diets can help to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Vitamins

An average size potato contains approximately:

  • 60% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
  • 16% of the recommended daily intake of potassium.
  • 18% of the recommended daily intake of folic acid.
  • 46% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B6.
  • 12% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B3 (Niacin).
  • 10% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B1 (Thiamin).
  • 14% of the recommended daily intake of fiber.
  • 9% of the recommended daily intake of complex carbohydrates.
  • One of the highest  sources of antioxidants of all the vegetables.

Potatoes also contain significant amounts of phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iodine.     Food Staples of the Word Food of the Word

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