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Potato Nutrition in Skin vs Flesh

Are all the nutrients in the skin of the potato?

 

No. While the skin does contain approximately half of the total dietary fiber, the majority (> 50%) of the nutrients are found within the potato itself.

FACTS

 

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REFERENCES

1. US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (Slightly revised). Version Current: May 2016. Internet: http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl
2. Code of Federal Regulations. Guidelines for the voluntary nutrition labeling of raw fruits, vegetables and fish. Sec 101.45. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=101.45. Accessed 3/18/18.

Rev. 05/23

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