Nutrition Professionals

Potato Nutrition Research

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 diet here and below.

Potatoes & Antioxidants
Potatoes and Glycemic Index
Potatoes, Nutrient Density and Affordability
Potatoes, Satiety and Weight Management
  • Akilen R, Deljoomanesh N, Hunschede S, Smith CE, Arshad MU, Kubant R, Anderson GH. The effects of potatoes and other carbohydrate side dishes consumed with meat on food intake, glycemia and satiety response in children. Nutr Diabetes. 2016 Feb 15;6:e195.
  • Randolph JM, Edirisinghe I, Masoni AM, Kappagoda T, Burton-Freeman B. Potatoes, glycemic index, and weight loss in free-living individuals: practical implications. J Am Coll Nutr. 2014;33(5):375-84.
  • Geliebter A, Lee MI, Abdillahi M, Jones J.Satiety and Glycemic Index of Potatoes in Relation to Other Carbohydrate Test Meals Ann Nutr Metab. 2013;62(1):37-43.
  • Holt SH, Miller JC, Petocz P, Farmakalidis E. A satiety index of common foods. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1995 Sep;49(9):675-90
Potatoes in Human Health and Disease
Potatoes and Resistant Starch
  • Raatz SK, Idso L, Johnson LK, Jackson MI, Combs GF Jr Resistant starch analysis of commonly consumed potatoes: Content varies by cooking method and service temperature but not by variety. Food Chem. 2016 Oct 1;208:297-300.
  • Slavin JL. Carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and resistant starch in white vegetables: links to health outcomes. Adv Nutr. 2013 May 1;4(3):351S-5S.

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