Health

The humble spud is not quite as humble as you may think when it comes to nutrition.

In fact, they’re pretty amazing! Potatoes pack quite a nutritional punch, seeing as they are naturally fat-free, a source of fibre, source of potassium, salt free, low in sugar and naturally saturated-fat free.

The humble spud is not quite as humble as you may think when it comes to nutrition.

In fact, they’re pretty amazing! Potatoes pack quite a nutritional punch, seeing as they are naturally fat-free, a source of fibre, potassium, salt free, low in sugar and naturally saturated-fat free

The UK’s Eatwell Guide recommends that a healthy, balanced diet includes plenty of fruit and vegetables, basing meals on higher fibre versions of starchy carbohydrates (such as potatoes in their skins), some lower fat dairy foods or fortified dairy alternatives, some good quality protein foods (such as beans, pulses, eggs, fish and lean meat), and a small amount of unsaturated fats or oils.

Healthy eating involves eating the right amounts from each food group, maintaining a healthy weight, and of course enjoying your food.

Do you have Special Dietary Needs?

Find out more, in our special diets section. 

Explore the many varied health and nutrition benefits of potatoes in this section.

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This campaign was originally produced in the framework of a programme co-financed by the European Union