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Updated 01 March 2013

Potatoes

Potatoes are high in antioxidants and also are a good source of vitamins B and C, potassium and iron.

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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
 
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