Potatoes contain around 10% or more of the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for potassium, vitamin C, folate, niacin and pantothenic acid.
There is more potassium in potatoes than in any other vegetable.They have 390-915mg potassium per 150g serve – more than in a banana.
Potatoes supply 34-71% of RDI for vitamin C. Rice and pasta contain no vitamin C.
In New Zealand, only 105 litres of water is required to grow 1 kg of potatoes ( Plant and Food Research, 2013). It takes 1,111 litres of water to produce 1 kg rice and 1,429 litres to produce 1 kg wheat (UNESCO 2009).
The New Zealand GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) logo is used to show where best practices have been used in the production, packaging and distribution of potatoes. These practices have been independently audited.