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Potato – A basis for human nutrition and health benefits

Publication Date: 
30 November 2017
Author/Contact :
Author/Contact: 
Prof Derek Stewart and Dr Mark Taylor

Contractor :
Contractor: 
The James Hutton Institute

Reference :

Reference number: 
11140034

+ The potato has a definite place in the diet and is associated with good nutrition and health.
+ Due its nature as a food stable, potatoes are a significant source of Vit C, Vit B6 (pyroxidine), Vit B9 (folate) and a whole host of macro and microminerals.
+ The micro/macro-minerals and, to a lesser extent, the vitamins can survive processing and cooking methods.

The literature review identifies that, in opposition to general public opinion, the potato has a definite place in the diet and is associated with good nutrition and health. 

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