Potato – Red
Country of Origin: UK
Nutrional Information: Potatoes are very nutritious, containing more potassium than a banana and high in vitamin C. Boiled or baked with the skin on will provide a multitude of nutrients, plus healthy dietary fibre. The potato is also a healthy source of natural starch and can even protect us from things like colon cancer because of the cleansing action of the resistant starch, which passes through the digestive tract and into the colon. Potatoes contain a vast array of important nutrients, including: vitamin C, B1, B3, B6, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, chromium, potassium and antioxidents. Overall, baking, while destroying much of the vitamin C, probably preserves more of the overall vitamin and mineral content than any other method.