The Potato is Back!

Men’s Health published an 8-page feature spread on the nutritional value – and delicious taste – of potatoes in its recent May issue.* The article addresses long-standing myths and misinformation that potatoes are anything but a nutrient-dense vegetable and good carb. 

The authors state, “One medium-sized baked potato delivers six grams of protein and four grams of fiber, as well as high amounts of bone-assisting calcium, heart-helping potassium, and immunity-supporting vitamin C.” Potatoes USA partner, Dr. Kathie Beals, contributes to the article by sharing which potatoes work best for different recipes and noting that all potato types are nutritionally similar. The article also offers several recipes and ideas for nourishing baked potato toppings.

In addition to the Men’s Health coverage, potatoes continue to shine across leading consumer media as a nutrient-dense vegetable and a source of key nutrients. Here’s a look at some other recent media highlights:

In a Real Simple article, Potatoes USA partner, Cara Harbstreet RD, highlights the nutritional value of potatoes. Harbstreet dives right into how potatoes are a great choice, from a nutrients per dollar stance, because they include eight important nutrients. The article says, “the benefits of potatoes surpass their affordability and immune-boosting nutritional benefits—they also present a widely available, accessible option for those looking to consume more fresh produce.”

Purewow rounds up 20 plant-based protein sources – including potatoes. The article says, “all potatoes are secret protein powerhouses,” but gives red potatoes extra love noting them as an especially good source of iron, potassium, and fiber. While highlighting that potatoes are great in a potato salad, the article shares other recipe ideas with spuds, such as loaded baked potato ‘chips’ and domino potatoes.

Insider calls out 11 foods higher in potassium than a banana – with potatoes topping the list. The article suggests eating home fries or hash browns if you’re craving a savory breakfast, which will also increase your potassium intake. Registered dietitian Amanda Nicole, who contributed to the article, adds, “potatoes are full of fiber and resistant starch, which can keep your blood sugar levels stable and prevent any blood sugar spikes or crashes that can leave you feeling tired and fatigued later.” The article also notes that potatoes can be roasted or baked and then added to soups, salads, and stews

*The May issue of Men’s Health is published and on shelves. It will be available to read online in May.


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