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Potatoes provide a wealth of healthy nutrients as well as high quality fuel to power the body. Count a potato as one serving towards the 5  a day total.

Fibre rich
Leaving potato skins on provides a good source of fibre.

Virtually fat free
Add toppings with low or no fat to keep them this way.

Carbohydrates for sustained energy
The big advantage of getting carbohydrates from potatoes rather than pasta, rice or bread, is that potatoes also contain many other vital nutrients.

Antioxidants for protection
Potatoes contain vitamin C and phenolic compounds, strong antioxidants which offer protection against some diseases.

Rich in minerals
Potatoes contain a balanced source of minerals for a healthy diet, particularly potassium.

Bursting with vitamin C
A medium sized potato can supply nearly half the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

Valuable for B group vitamins
Potatoes contain vitamin B6, thiamin and niacin.

• more information can be found in the Nutrition section of this site.