10 things you didn’t know about Little Potatoes

10 things you didn’t know about Little Potatoes

It’s official: potatoes are nutritious—inside and out. You may already be a potato lover for their taste and versatility, but here are the top 10 nutrition facts you might not know about Little Potatoes.

  1. The whole little Creamer is good for you. The skin and inside are both healthy, containing important nutrients, such as the antioxidant Vitamin C, and minerals, such as iron. That’s why Creamers are so appealing: their skin is soft, thin and packed with nutrients, so you don’t need to peel them. Enjoy the entire potato, including the skin.
  1. They aren’t high in calories or fattening. It’s the opposite, actually. Creamers are only 20 calories each (fully dressed). That’s less than 120 calories per serving. They’re fat-, gluten- and cholesterol-free—making them an easy addition no matter your health goal or dietary preference.
  1. A Creamer has more potassium than a banana—19% of the potassium your body needs every day. Potassium is crucial in maintaining a regular heartbeat, and benefits muscular and digestive health, says the University of Maryland Medical Center.-1
  1. Little Potatoes are a good source of fiber. Fiber keeps our digestive systems on track, and most of us don’t get enough. One Creamer has 12% of your daily intake—and tastes way better than bran! Fiber also helps you stay at a healthy weight by giving you a “full” feeling, while lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to the Mayo Clinic.-2
  1. Vitamin C isn’t just in oranges: Surprise, Creamers deliver vitamin C with 6 to 10% of your daily amount. We need vitamin C to make collagen, grow and repair body tissue and heal wounds, says the University of Maryland Medical Center.-3
  1. Creamers are low-sodium: Watching your sodium intake? Most of our Creamers are naturally low in sodium. And because they taste great as is, no need to shake on the salt.
  1. They’ve got iron, too. Creamers give you 8% of the daily required iron, which transports oxygen through the blood and supports the immune system.-4
  1. Creamers have “good carbs.” Little Potatoes contain a moderate amount, 20 g, of complex carbohydrates (that means “good carbs”!). Translation: they’re full of fiber, resulting in stabilized blood sugar levels and reduced cravings before your next mealtime. Good carbs also lower our risk of chronic diseases, says WebMD.-5
  1. A Do-Eat veggie: Because they have the complex carbs our bodies need for energy, potatoes are on the Atkins low-carb diet’s “Do Eat” list.
  1. Little Potatoes are a versatile vegetable. They are flavorful, naturally buttery tasting and creamy. Bake, microwave, roast, barbecue, fry, mash, purée or boil them. Toss them in soup, cook them into an egg skillet dish or use them to make a healthy crust for Shepherd’s Pie. Any way you serve them, you’ll be all the more healthy for it.

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References:

1- http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/potassium
2- http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fiber/art-20043983
3- http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-c-ascorbic-acid
4- http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/iron-supplements
5- http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/carbohydrates

 

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