The potato plant that is the cheapest universal crop to produce has many nutritional benefits some might have never known. It has been stated for years that the more colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet are more beneficial to your health but potatoes prove the contrary.
One medium sized potato according to Medical News Today contains 164 calories, 0.2 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 4.7 grams of dietary fiber and 4.3 grams of protein. It also contains 2% of your daily calcium needs, 51% vitamin C, 9% iron, 30% vitamin B-6, 12% magnesium and 25% potassium. Phosphorus, niacin, folate, choline and zinc are also included.