Potatoes NZ Inc. have recently launched a new Potato Nutrition Resource. This resource is designed so we can spread the word on the nutritional benefits of our humble potato to not only health professionals and foodies, but to the general public too.The resource explains the key nutrients found in the potato and the benefit these have to our bodies. Did you know that:
- a healthy body needs a regular source of vitamin C? Well potatoes are a good source of vitamin C with up to 40% of your Recommended Daily Intake!
- that potatoes contain four B Vitamins – B9 Folate, B1 Thiamin, B3 Niacin and B5 Pantothenic Acid?
- and that potatoes have 602mg of potassium which is more than a banana?
You can also read about how potatoes play an important part in a balanced diet. But here’s the interesting part. Did you know potatoes are a high satiety index food? This is great news as the higher the satiety index the greater the feeling of fullness for longer.