Yes. Potatoes are categorized by nutrition authorities as “starchy vegetables,” highlighting their predominant macronutrient—carbohydrate—and predominant type of carbohydrate—starch.
Potatoes are squarely in the vegetable category in both the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) MyPlate guidelines and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is jointly published by the USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.1
The potato belongs to the botanical family Solanaceae. Other members of this family include the tomato, bell peppers, chili pepper and eggplant.
Please Note: You have clicked on a link to a website maintained by a third party and are about to leave the Potatoes USA website. The external link should not be considered an endorsement by Potatoes USA of the third party website or the company or organization that owns it, and Potatoes USA is not responsible for the accuracy or nature of the content of the linked website.
Click ‘OK’ to continue, or ‘Cancel’ to return to PotatoGoodness.com.