Carbohydrate-rich foods like potatoes are a good source of energy. For a balanced diet, carbohydrates should supply just over half your daily calories or energy needs, with most of these coming from complex carbohydrates.
The big advantage of getting carbohydrates from potatoes, rather than pasta or rice, is that potatoes supply a wealth of other vital nutrients. Potatoes contain more dietary fibre, potassium and folate than rice or pasta. They also contain vitamin C which neither rice or pasta contain.
The main meal of the day should look like this.
Refer to our Potato Nutrition Booklet for more information.