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The potato contains vitamins and minerals, as well as an assortment of phytochemicals, such as carotenoids and polyphenols. A medium-size 150 g (5.3 oz) potato with the skin provides 27 mg of vitamin C (45% of the Daily Value (DV)), 620 mg of potassium (18% of DV), 0.2 mg vitamin B6 (10% of DV) and trace amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, folate, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. The fiber content of a potato with skin (2 g) is equivalent to that of many whole grain breads, pastas, and cereals.

In terms of nutrition, the potato is best known for its carbohydrate content (approximately 26 grams in a medium potato). The predominant form of this carbohydrate is starch. A small but significant portion of this starch is resistant to digestion by enzymes in the stomach and small intestine, and so reaches the large intestine essentially intact.

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This resistant starch is considered to have similar physiological effects and health benefits as fiber: It provides bulk, offers protection against colon cancer, improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, lowers plasma cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations, increases satiety, and possibly even reduces fat storage.

The amount of resistant starch in potatoes depends much on preparation methods. Cooking and then cooling potatoes significantly increased resistant starch. For example, cooked potato starch contains about 7% resistant starch, which increases to about 13% upon cooling.

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Idaho Spuds Real Potato, Gluten Free, Hashbrowns 4.2oz (8 Pack)

Idaho Spuds Real Potato, Gluten Free, Hashbrowns 4.2oz (8 Pack)

by Basic American Foods

Contains 8 - 4.2 oz cartons of hash browns (packaging may vary) Made with 100% real Idaho potatoes No artificial colors or flavors, Non GMO Certified, Gluten Free & Kosher Restaurant-style hash browns, ready in minutes!

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POTATOES RUSSET FRESH PRODUCE 5 LBS

POTATOES RUSSET FRESH PRODUCE 5 LBS

Russet potatoes high in starch perfect to cook mashed potatoes good for baking

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Betty Crocker Potatoes Twin Pack, Scalloped, 8.6 Ounce

Betty Crocker Potatoes Twin Pack, Scalloped, 8.6 Ounce

by Betty Crocker Potatoes

Betty Crocker scalloped potatoes have 25% more servings than leading flavored mashed competitor Made with 100% real mashed potatoes For extra-creamy potatoes, stir in more milk, one tablespoon at a time Just add milk and butter The Red Spoon is my promise of great taste, quality, and convenience; This is a product you and your family will enjoy, I guarantee it - Betty Crocker

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IDAHOAN Flavored Mashed Potatoes 4- Oz. 10- Pc. Assortment

IDAHOAN Flavored Mashed Potatoes 4- Oz. 10- Pc. Assortment

1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon/1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Baby Reds/1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Baby Reds/ 1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Bacon & Cheddar Chipotle/ 1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Butter & Herb 1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Cheddar & Sour Cream/ 1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Buttery Homestyle/ 1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Four Cheese/ 1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Loaded Baked/ 1 - 4 oz. Idahoan Sour Cream & Chives Homemade taste every time in minutes Made with 100% real Idahoan potatoes Pack of 10 flavors in a pack.

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Honest Earth All Natural Creamy Mash, Made with 100% Real Idaho Potatoes, 14 Pouches (8 servings each)

Honest Earth All Natural Creamy Mash, Made with 100% Real Idaho Potatoes, 14 Pouches (8 servings each)

by Idahoan Potatoes

Delicious all-natural instant mashed potatoes made with 100% Real Idaho potatoes, butter, and sea salt Gluten free with NO chemical additives and NO preservatives Easy and quick to prepare-simply add water, butter, and milk and ready in minutes Great to pair with any meat or vegetable for a wholesome family meal Includes 14 pouches with 8 servings each

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365 Everyday Value, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Original, 8 oz

365 Everyday Value, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Original, 8 oz

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Brought to you by Whole Foods Market. Our standards are what set us apart, and our quality is what keeps us stocking pantries, fridges and freezers with the best natural and organic 365 Everyday Value products every day. Toss aside your potato peeler - we've simplified a classic. Made with dehydrated potato flakes, our instant mashed potatoes whip up in less than ten minutes. Or use them to thicken soups, make potato bread or in your favorite meatloaf recipe. Family size - Makes 12 servings. Product of USA. Certified GMO-Free, Certified Vegan.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 large (3" to 4-1/4" dia.) (300g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 258Calories from Fat 2
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 60.0g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 22%
Sugars 2.6
Protein 5.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Potatoes are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Potatoes are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do potatoes weigh?

measure grams
1 large (3" to 4-1/4" dia.) 300
1 medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia.) 167
1 small (1-3/4" to 2-1/2" dia.) 125
1 cup 78

In Chinese:土豆
British (UK) term: Potatoes
en français:pomme de terre
en español:patatas

Recipes using potatoes

There are 2404 recipes that contain this ingredient.

A Better Potato Kugel
All-Day-Long Potato Soup
Aloo Ko Achar (Potato Salad)
Aloo Mathar Paratha  (Sides)
Aluwala Roti
Apple, Cheddar and Winter Squash Soup
Artichoke, Leek, Potato and Garlic Soup
Arugula, Potato and Leek Soup
Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham
Au Gratin Turnips and Potatoes
Aunt Ann's Creamy Potato Soup
Awesome English Beef Pot Pie

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