Potatoes have been around for thousands of years. The original farmers were Incas from the Andes Mountains, who highly coveted the crop for its nutrients, energy, and even medicinal properties. They revered the potato as a superfood, and today – after decades of misuse and misunderstanding – potatoes are making a comeback.

Part of the reason is the increasing availability and popularity of nutritious and convenient potatoes eaten with the skin on. The Creamer potato, in particular, is an original potato variety known equally for its nutrition and its taste.

Here are the Top 5 health benefits of making Creamers part of your regular diet.

1. The skin is good for you

The thin, delicate skin and flesh of Creamers contain several vital minerals from the healthy soil they’re grown in. Chief among these is potassium – more than you’ll find in a banana. Creamers also contain six percent of your daily iron needs and three grams of dietary fiber.

2. They’ve got Vitamin C

Creamer potatoes are a great source of vitamin C, which not only boosts your immune system, it also helps your body absorb iron. They are also a significant source of several important B vitamins including folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin.

3. Creamers have antioxidants

Lesser known is the fact that Little Potates contains a diverse number of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect cells and tissues from damage and are linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.

4. No fat, sodium, or cholesterol

Creamers contain none of the stuff doctors warn us about. Little Potatoes are naturally free of fat, sodium, and cholesterol. They are also gluten-free, great news to the growing number of North Americans suffering from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

5. Low-cal R us.

Creamers are easily part of a balanced – or even low-calorie – diet at only 90 calories a serving. And that serving is measured as a very generous filling of five potatoes. In comparison, an equal serving of pasta totals 426 calories while rice weighs in at 540 calories.

A truly amazing vegetable, Creamer potatoes are the new old superfood!