Potatoes—A Nutritious Choice
In North America, people eat more potatoes than any other vegetable.
Potatoes are environmentally friendly as they don’t require massive amounts of water or fertilizer to grow.
Contrary to popular belief, potatoes are a relatively low-calorie food—one small baked potato with skin (138 g) contains just 128 calories. A potato has more potassium than a banana, more Vitamin C than an orange, more fibre than an apple. Eating potato skins provides more fibre to your diet.