Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Nutrition and Health Benefits

Wisconsin potato nutritionPotatoes are a very popular food source. A baked potato is an exceptionally healthful, low-calorie, high-fiber food that offers significant protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Potatoes are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Among these important health-promoting compounds are carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid, as well as unique tuber storage proteins, such as patatin, which exhibit activity against free radicals.

  • 110 calories
  • Fat free
  • Gluten free
  • An excellent source of potassium
  • 2g fiber
  • 45% of your daily vitamin C recommendation

Feeding Your Family

It is getting more and more difficult to find the time to sit down and have a nice family meal, much less get food on the table that we find to be nutritious and affordable. We struggle daily with what we’re feeding our family. We wonder where did those vegetables that my kids are slowly eating come from?

Does it matter if the food is organic or not? What did it take to get from farm to grocery to table? We also struggle with what is happening to our farmland and the farmers who are doing what they can to make ends meet as well as help us feed our families.

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