Once banished from the table by carb-fearing dieters, the humble potato is making a comeback. While it is still a staple food in many households, most people don’t realize that the potato is actually very nutritious. Naturally low in fat, this versatile vegetable can be served in a variety of ways and is the perfect starchy comfort food to enjoy as the weather turns colder.
As low-carb diets become less common, the potato is being welcomed back to the dining table – and with good reason! One medium potato essentially contains no fat, sodium, or cholesterol, and is also quite low in calories. In addition, it provides 45% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and is a good source of potassium (900 mg per medium potato). Potatoes have earned a bit of a bad image because they can be eaten in many unhealthy ways, such as french fries, potato chips, or baked and covered with sour cream and butter. However, if prepared in a healthy way, with the skins included, they can be a very nutritious food indeed.
Nutrition Tidbits for Potato:
One medium, 212-gram Potato (uncooked, with skin) contains:
Ways to Include More Potato in Your Diet:
Remember, the only way to enjoy the full nutritional benefits of a potato is to eat it with the skin.
Oven Roasted Potatoes
1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
2. Combine oil, garlic, basil, rosemary, parsley, red pepper flakes, and salt in a large
bowl. Toss in potatoes until evenly coated. Place potatoes in a single layer on a
roasting pan or baking sheet.
3. Roast in preheated oven, turning occasionally, until potatoes are brown on all
sides, 20 to 30 minutes
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