Weekly Dietitian Tip: Fun Food Facts – Potatoes

Fun food fact:

You might think that white potatoes are nothing but unhealthy calories, but did you know they actually provide a lot of nutrition? Potatoes are packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

When you hear potassium, you might think of bananas. However, potatoes have more potassium than bananas, which is an important nutrient for heart health and electrolyte balance.

Potatoes also provide about 45% of the daily value for Vitamin C, provide B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and folate.

Both the flesh and skin contain important nutrients so be sure to consume the entire potato.

~Kaylee Brown, CHFC Registered Dietitian