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Potato Nutrition

Potato Nutrition

Potatoes provide important essential nutrients, including 45 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin C, as well as potassium and dietary fiber, two nutrients that are often lacking in the American diet.

Benefits For Potatoes

Nutrition Facts

Potatoes provide important essential nutrients, including 45 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin C, as well as potassium and dietary fiber, two nutrients that are often lacking in the American diet.

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Consumption

Potatoes provide a great-tasting, affordable nutrient package that enables people to meet their goals for nutrient intake and for vegetable consumption. Contrary to popular belief, while potatoes are the most consumed vegetable, they aren’t over-consumed in the United States.

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Product Innovation

Processed potato products, including French fries and potato chips, when eaten in moderation, can be a part of several healthy eating patterns. Potato processors continue to explore opportunities to enhance the nutrition and convenience in various potato products.

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Looking to contribute to potato science?
APRE's research program was created to extend the understanding of the nutritional value of potatoes, while adhering to guidelines that support sound and credible research through industry funding.
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