These potato facts can be used to help make decisions with regards to including potatoes in your diet.
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You can use the following information to decide whether or not to include potato in your diet.
The Potato is:
- Low in Saturated Fat, Sodium, and Cholesterol
- High in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Dietary Fiber
The nutritional value of potatoes means that they're good for:
- Losing weight
- Maintaining good general health
It's OK to eat potatoes if you're interested in:
- Gaining weight
The following table outlines the basic nutritional values of the potato.
|Preparation||Portion||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Fat (g)||Energy (kj)|
|Jacket Potato - no oil, baked||1 medium (150g)||21.5||2||1||460|
|Potato - boiled, peeled||1 medium (150g)||19.5||1.5||0||405|
|Potato - boiled, unpeeled||1 medium (150g)||20||2||0||410|
|Potato - canned, peeled, drained||6 small (170g)||17.5||2.5||0||355|
|French Fries (commercial) - oven cook||100g||25||2||3||550|
|Hash Brown||1 (55g)||15||1||12||720|
|Mashed Potato with Milk & Butter||1/2 cup (120g)||n/a||2.5||1||325|
|Mashed Potato with Skim Milk||1/2 cup (120g)||n/a||2.5||0||300|
|New Potatoes - peeled, boiled||3 potatoes (165g)||21||3||4||435|
|Roast Potato - no skin||150g||26||2.5||4||670|
|Scalloped Potatoes - deep fried||95g||26||1.5||20.5||1285|
|Potato Wedges (commercial)||100g||26||4.5||6||695|