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Did you know POTATOES have Protein


Did you know POTATOES have Protein

While the modest potatoes are easiest to cook and experiment (don’t forget the humble price), we can all safely agree to the fact that they don’t exactly have a reputation for being healthy.


Are potatoes THAT bad?

The potato is unfairly shunned and blamed for being the troublemaker in the diet world, when in fact, reportedly, boiled potatoes work as hunger-tamer for those watching their diet.
So the million-dollar question is, are potatoes all that bad, as they have been made out to be? Fret not, we are here to demystify.

Potatoes and Proteins?

Yes, you are up for a surprise. The old good russet potatoes actually contain protein. We agree that the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of potatoes is not exactly a healthy food, but they do contain a fair amount of nutrients including protein.
Interestingly, a medium-sized potato contains almost 9 per cent of the daily recommended amount of protein, for someone following 2,000-calorie-diet.

To eat or not to eat?

Yes. You can, to be honest.
From potato chips to staple fries, potato-based foods have earned a bad reputation for being filled with calories. But we often forget about the fibers and proteins present in potatoes that result in a feeling of fullness.
This happens because the fiber present in potatoes slows down the release of glucose into the bloodstream.

How to make it healthy?

If you don’t want to go the traditional way, there are plenty of options to choose from including air-frying potato-based foods to baked, roasted and even boiled potato dishes.
There is always a way to make this staple food healthier if you are not willing to give up on it altogether.

The breakdown

To clear the facts here is the breakdown of the nutritional values contained in a medium-sized potato:
Protein: 5 g
Calories: 168
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 1 g
Fat: 0.2 g
Carbohydrates: 38 g
Sodium: 11 mg

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