Throughout America, potatoes are the most popular vegetable, even being ahead of other well known vegetables such as lettuce and onions. You can cook potatoes in a variety of ways, and they are included in one out of three meals eaten by almost all Americans. When they are prepared in a healthy way, a potato can be an excellent source of energy and also pack a nutritional punch.

Like oranges, potato is very high in vitamin C. The fact is, one medium potato contains 45% of the vitamin C that’s recommended for good health.  Potate is also high in fiber and carbohydrates and contain more potassium than a banana.

A potato is naturally low in calories and contains no fat, sodium, or cholesterol. The skins of the potate provide a helpful dose of fiber, iron,  potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, and several B vitamins.

You can prepare the potatoes by boiling them, steaming them, or even roasting them. If at all possible, you should avoid putting the potate in the refrigerator or freezing them, as cold will turn the potato starch to sugar and cause them to turn dark when they are cooked.

When you store potatoes, keep them in a cool, dark place. Too much light will cause them to turn green. You can store them in the basement if you have  one, as the basement is the best place to keep the potatoes.

From mashed potatoes to baked the potatoes, a potato is something we all know and love. They serve  many different tasty foods, and they provide our bodies with plenty of healthful benefits. We all eat potate, some of us even the grow our own. Whether you grow your on or buy them, the potato is the one vegetable that makes everything just a  little bit better.