World Nutrition Day is celebrated on May 28!!! And well, one of my favorite staples would be U.S. Potatoes …
This is because U.S. Potatoes are full of nutrients and health benefits. Did you know U.S. Potatoes is a nutritious food ingredient to incorporate into making wholesome recipes for WND or anytime of the year.
U.S. Potatoes contain important nutrients, even when cooked, that can contribute to a healthful lifestyle, including improving bone health, maintain heart health, and reducing the risk of infection.
The iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and zinc in potatoes all help the body to build and maintain bone structure and strength.
Iron and zinc play crucial roles in the production and maturation of collagen
A plain U.S. Potato itself is relatively low in calories. It provides our body with important nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, and various minerals.
A 100-gram (g) serving is a little more than half of a medium size potato. This potato, baked with skin, contains :* 94 calories* 0.15 grams of fat* 0 grams of cholesterol* 21.08 grams of carbohydrate* 2.1 grams of dietary fiber* 2.10 grams of protein* 10 milligrams (mg) of calcium* 0.64 mg of iron* 27 mg of magnesium* 75 mg of phosphorus* 544 mg of potassium* 12.6 mg of vitamin C* 0.211 mg of vitamin B6* 38 micrograms (mcg) of folate
Potatoes also provide niacin, choline, and zinc. Different varieties provide slightly different nutrients.
Potatoes contain vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants may help prevent cell damage and cancer and promote healthy digestion and cardiovascular functions.
Potatoes contain significant amounts of fiber. Fiber helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart problems.
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