TEACHER NOTES & ACTIVITIES
Potatoes provide a wealth of healthy nutrients as well
quality fuel to power your body. Count a potato as one serving
your 5+ A Day total.
Leaving the skins on provides a great source of fibre.
Virtually fat free
So please keep me that way when you cook me.
Carbohydrates for sustained energy
The big advantage of getting your carbohydrates from potatoes rather than pasta,
rice or bread, is that you also get so many other vital nutrients.
Antioxidants for your protection
Potatoes contain Vitamin C and phenolic compounds, strong antioxidants which
offer protection against some diseases.
Rich in minerals
A balanced source of minerals for a balanced healthy diet, particularly potassium,
iron and magnesium. Low in sodium.
Bursting with Vitamin C
A medium sized potato can supply nearly half of your recommended daily intake
of Vitamin C. In fact kiwis eat so many potatoes they get around 30% of all
their Vitamin C from potatoes!
Valuable for B group vitamins
Including B6, thiamin and niacin.
• more information can be found in the NUTRITION section of this site...