Nutrition, Recipes, and Politics
Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. A baked potato is a healthy food choice and contains no fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.
The potato’s reputation as being fattening is related to the method of preparation, such as greasy French fries; and the addition of butter, sour cream, cheese, and bacon.
Below are some heart-healthy recipes, prepared by the Idaho Potato Commission.
(Omit the salt and use a low sodium broth to lower the sodium content)
250 calories, 25 mg cholesterol, 660 mg sodium,
11 g protein, 14 g fat, 25 g carbohydrates (Based upon 6 - 8 servings)
Based on 8 servings
210 calories, 0 mg cholesterol, 6 g fat,
25 mg sodium, 6 g protein
Idaho Potato Commission
National Potato Council