Potato Facts

It is considered one of the main food staple we eat almost every day and contains mostly of carbohydrate, is eaten around the world now and is the main ingredient in over 406,000 recipes on the Internet. Yes, it is the tasty potato. This tasty tuber was first cultivated in the South American Andes Mountains over 4,000 years ago, and a regular potato contains about 80 per cent water and 20 per cent starch.

According to http://www.thehotpotato.com, a medium sized potato contains 3g of protein, 0g of fat, and 22g of carbohydrates. As for calories, one medium sized potato can contain about 100 calories if you bake or boil it without any fat. Besides being free from fat and cholesterol, this humble food is also high in potassium, vitamin C and B6, and a good source of dietary fibre.

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