EN on Foods

January 2001 Issue

Gold Mine of Nutrients: Potatoes Pack in Plenty

The Folklore: The Incas of Peru that placing raw potato slices on broken bones would promote healing and carrying potatoes would prevent rheumatism. The Facts: A potato in your pocket may not prevent rheumatism, but white potatoes, our focus here, are an excellent source of potassium, fiber and vitamin C and a gold mine of antioxidants.

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