Potatoes are a good source of vitamins C and B6, as well as the minerals potassium and manganese. A medium spud contains just 160 calories. The way in which you prepare potatoes also impacts the form the starch takes. As with rice, cooking and then chilling potatoes increases the amount of resistant starch. This form of starch acts like fiber, so it passes through your GI tract without being digested. Your gut bacteria, on the other hand, thrive on resistant starch, and that’s a good thing for gut health. That means that eating potatoes in a cold salad dressed with olive oil and cider vinegar is very different from dining on French fries hot out the deep fryer or a loaded baked potato.
So nutritional science marches on. - 4 days ago