Potatoes

Last Updated: September 28 2022

Potatoes are starchy tubers that contain a modest amount of complete protein and a broad array of vitamins and minerals. When eaten boiled or baked without calorie-dense toppings, they are among the most filling foods per calorie, but when fried they are less filling and are associated with an elevated risk of weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in observational studies.

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Potatoes

Percent of daily value per 100 calories

Baked potato with skinWhole wheat breadWhite bread (enriched)
Fiber
9.4%
10.9%
3.8%
Potassium
16.5%
2.8%
1.1%
Magnesium
7.6%
8.5%
2.3%
Calcium
1.4%
4.5%
5.6%
Iron
6.5%
5.3%
7.9%
Vitamin A
0.4%
0%
0%
Vitamin E
0.4%
1.2%
0.4%
Vitamin C
17.3%
0%
0%
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