Potatoes are rarely included in the lists of useful products. But, according to the staff of the center MNT Center Knowledge, the potatoes can fill the diet with important substances, says Medical News Today. Usually potatoes are blamed for high levels of starch and calories. In fact, an average potato contains 164 calories, 0.2 g fat, 0 g cholesterol, 37 g carbohydrates, 4.7 g fiber, 4.3 g protein.
It contains 2% of the daily rate OTA calcium, 51% of vitamin C, 9% iron, 30% of vitamin B6, 12% magnesium and 25% potassium. In the potato are also phosphorous, niacin, folic acid, choline and zinc. It is more important that in raw potatoes there is very little salt (less than 1% of the daily limit). An other issue is the content of alpha-lipoic acid. It helps the body to convert the glucose into clean energy. In potatoes’ peel can be found a flavonoid quercetin, which has strong anti-inflammatory abilities and antioxidant functions.