Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 01 March 2013 Potatoes Potatoes are high in antioxidants and also are a good source of vitamins B and C, potassium and iron. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Potatoes are staple food for many people. The starch in potatoes is readily digested and converted into glucose. Potatoes are high in antioxidants and also are a good source of vitamins B and C, potassium and iron. Potatoes should be eaten with their skins, as most of the nutrients in potatoes are concentrated just under the skin.This depends on how they are prepared. An average serving of potatoes is about 175g. If they are fried, then their calorie count will be very high, so it is better to boil or to bake them. Calories 66 Fibre 1,5 g Potassium 430mg Vitamin C 15mg Iron 1,6mg Carbohydrates 17g Protein 2g Fat <1g Glycaemic Index high Per 100g boiled More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.