WEIGHT LOSS Diet Nutrition
Potatoes are an excellent food especially
for people on weight loss diets. High in complex carbohydrates, potatoes
fill us up long before they make us fat. It is only when we add fat to
them - in the form of butter, cheese or cream - that we turn them into
a fattening food.
Potatoes contain a cocktail of nutrients
including B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Most of the fiber
and potassium are in the potato skin and the bulk of the vitamin C is
in the flesh closest to the skin. Baking potatoes is the best way get
the most nutrients.
Green bits on the skin are poisonous and
should be removed. It is not advisable to soak potatoes in water for long
as this depletes the vitamin C content.
Calories in Potatoes:
4 oz/100g = 75 calories
4oz/100g Fries = about 4 oz/250 calories