Potatoes USA is committed to providing key nutrition information to enhance your scientific base of knowledge about potatoes in the American diet. We support your efforts with a collection of materials, including research, primers, handouts and news, as well as materials to aid in teaching your clients about the role of potatoes in a healthy diet.
See our Potato Nutrition page for potato nutrients.
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A compilation of all-things-potato, the Potato Nutrition Handbook provides a comprehensive summary of potato nutrition facts, research, recipes and more. Beginning with the history of potatoes and ending with a monthly calendar of ideas for news features, newsletters and blog posts, the pages are brimming with potato information including scientific research regarding potatoes, tips for cooking potatoes and healthy recipes to keep the potato naturally nutritious and delicious.
2015 Potato Nutrition Handbook
Potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium and energy that we need to perform at our best. More energy-packed than any other popular vegetable, potatoes have even more potassium than a banana. Plus, there’s a potato option to fuel your body and brain throughout the day — whether you lead an active lifestyle or are competing with elite athletes.
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In 2004, Potatoes USA (formerly the U.S. Potato Board) began a formal Nutrition Research Program with the goal of creating a body of scientific evidence highlighting the nutritional benefits of potatoes and dispelling the myths and misconceptions surrounding potatoes. Today, we continue to provide external funding for research under the Alliance for Potato Research and Education.* Potatoes USA positions itself at the forefront of potato nutrition research, monitoring research and trends in the U.S. and overseas that could impact potato consumption in America. You can find a collection of research abstracts that highlight the nutritional value of potatoes as a part of a healthy diet here.
*This site is a third-party site not maintained by Potatoes USA.