Last week, USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommends the increased consumption of vegetables for all age groups. The National Potato Council welcomed the recommendations, which support the importance of including nutrient-rich vegetables, including potatoes, in all diets.
“We’re pleased the latest DGA is once again encouraging Americans to make healthy eating choices by adding to their diets more vegetables, such as potatoes, which are rich in potassium and Vitamin C,” said NPC CEO Kam Quarles. “In fulfilling New Year’s resolutions to eat better and exercise more, we hope people will follow these recommendations and add vitamin-rich and cost-effective potatoes to their plates.”
Potatoes are a good source of potassium, providing 15% of the daily value per serving in addition to being an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 30% of the daily value per serving. For more information about the nutritional benefits of potatoes, visit nationalpotatocouncil.org/benefits-of-potatoes/nutritional-value.