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January 2014 Issue

Sweet vs. White Potatoes; Dangers of Mycotoxins

Potatoes come in many different shapes, sizes and colors and offer an array of nutrients at an affordable price. Recent research in the journal PLoS One in May 2013 revealed that potatoes offered the most nutritional bang for the buck, with higher fiber and potassium content at the lowest cost compared to other vegetables. According to the USDA’s National Nutrient Database, both white and sweet potatoes are low in sodium and fat, and contain less than 115 calories per cup. They are both good sources of fiber, with about 4 grams per cup.

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