Potato: What is the Nutritional value of the food item? Find Out

Potato always has a place in our daily diet. We consume it in various forms and depending on how we eat it; the nutritional value of the food item might vary as well. But how nutritious is a regular potato?

79% of a raw potato is water when it has 17% of carbohydrates or starch. Protein content in potato comes up to 2% and the amount of fat in potato is negligible. It is a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 as well. As our body does not process raw starch properly, we usually cook potato before eating rather than going with the raw one.

When baked, there is a reduction in the amount of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 of the potato but the change is negligible.

Another thing you need to keep in mind about Potato is the Glycemic Index. Potato has high Glycemic Index which is not recommended to people who are trying to follow a diet with low Glycemic Index.

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