Are there differences in nutrient content between fresh, frozen, and instant potatoes?
In all forms, potatoes deliver the same nutrients, but the amounts vary depending on how the potato is processed or prepared. For more information on the nutrient content of different forms of potatoes, click here.
Are potatoes a bad carb?
No! Carbs are our brain’s primary fuel and a key source of energy for our muscles – we couldn’t live without them! Potatoes are a complex carbohydrate. Most of our carbs should be complex carbs like potatoes.(7) Learn more about potatoes as a high-quality carbohydrate here.
If I am trying to lose weight, do I need to avoid potatoes?
There is no evidence that potatoes, when prepared in a healthful manner, impede weight loss. Potatoes are naturally fat-free and cholesterol-free with just 110 calories in a medium potato (5.3-ounce serving). Research suggests that potatoes are one of the most filling foods you can eat,(8) and they may stave off hunger better than common sides like pasta, rice and bread.(9,10)
Do potatoes cause inflammation?
A persistent myth exists that nightshade vegetables like potatoes cause inflammation, but there are there are no scientific studies done to prove this is the case.(11) In fact, in terms of potatoes, research shows the opposite may be true. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition showed yellow and purple potatoes lowered blood markers for inflammation in healthy men. Potatoes also contain anti-inflammatory components such as resistant starch, fiber and anthocyanins.
Are potatoes gluten-free?
Yes! Potatoes are gluten-free, and we have lots of great gluten-free recipes to help inspire your next meal.
Can I eat potatoes raw?
While you can, it might be tough a little tough to digest. We think you’ll enjoy cooked potatoes much more, and we’ve a recipe to suit your every need.
Are potato products like chips and fries processed foods?
Potatoes are a whole food, and most products made from potatoes, including chips and fries, are made from a few, simple ingredients. While some people have concerns about “processing” food, there are many aspects of processing that make our food safer, more accessible and affordable. Processing can also help reduce food waste. For example, freezing potatoes locks in the flavor and nutrition of fresh potatoes for longer. Instant potatoes are simply dehydrated – potatoes without the water! Thanks to the careful processing techniques used, instant potato products retain most of their nutrition.