Potatoes

Potatoes
Potatoes

Many people associate potatoes with unhealthy foods, such as French fries, baked potatoes (with sour cream and bacon), and potato chips. The reality is that while potatoes have a lot of carbohydrates, they are nutrient-dense and surprisingly low in calories. A fresh, baked, medium white potato with skin has almost 50% of the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C, more potassium than bananas, and more phytochemicals than broccoli, which has been known to protect against cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems, and certain cancers.

Selection Process

Choose firm and smooth potatoes, free of discoloration and sprouting. Store in a cool, dry place, but do not place potatoes in the refrigerator, as that will actually convert their starch into sugar. Before adding to your NutriBlast, scrub potatoes under cool water and cut into smaller pieces. Do not peel! That's where the most nutrients lie.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup, diced (75.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 57.8

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.1g 0.1%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.1%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 4.5mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 13.1g 4.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6.6%

Sugars 0.6g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 1.5g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 24.6%
Calcium 0.9% Iron 3.3%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 1.8% Thiamin 4.0%
Riboflavin 1.4% Niacin 4.0%
Vitamin B-6 11.1% Folate 3.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 2.2%
Phosphorus 4.3% Magnesium 4.3%
Zinc 1.5% Selenium 0.3%
Copper 4.1% Manganese 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.