The Same Every Time - Potato Nutrition

 




 

 


 

 

Nutritional Information:

A great source of carbohydrate, the humble potato is also cram packed full of the following, helping you  to achieve a healthy and balanced life style: 

Fibre

 

Vitamin B6

Vitamin C

Folic Acid

Iron

Potassium

Vitamin B1

Magnessium

 Fibre
Vitamin B6
Vitamin C
Folic Acid
Iron
Potassium
Vitamin B1
 Magnesium


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fibre is great for improving your digestive health and can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and even some cancers. Also helpful, Vitamin B6 is a vital nutrient for a healthy nervous system, while Vitamin C promotes healthy hair, skin, teeth and gums. Folic Acid is needed for healthy blood, and the NHS advise extra intake during pregnancy. Similarly, Iron also aids your red blood cells in carrying oxygen around the body, while Potassium helps control blood pressure. Vitamin B1 ensures that the energy from the carbs is released effectively, and Magnesium helps build strong bones and teeth.

 

The following table shows you a breakdown of the potato per 175g of boiled potatoes, in their skin:

 

 Nutrient


Per 175g


%RDA*

 Energy


 130 Kcal


 6%

 Fat


 0.5g


 1%

 of which saturates


 Trace


 Trace

 Carbohydrates


 29.75g


 -

 of which sugars


 1 g


 -

 Protein


 3.15 g


 -

 Salt


 Trace


 Trace

 Vitamin B6


 0.6 mg


 41%

 Potassium

 753 mg


 38%

 Vitamin C


 15.8 mg


 20%

 Vitamin B1


 0.2 mg


 21%

 Fibre


 3.5g


 15%

 

* Based on a daily 2,000 calorie allowance for average adult www.gdalabel.org.uk and Commission Directive 2008/100/EC

 

 

All our information was sourced through the Potato Council: www.lovepotatoes.co.uk