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Are All of the Nutrients in the Skin of the Potato?

Q:

I’ve always heard that potato nutrition is all in the skin. My wife says this is just a myth. Who’s correct?

A:

Great question! Turns out your wife is correct, as the entire potato is both nutritious and delicious: 

https://idahopotato.com/uploads/media/fact-sheet-nutrition-in-skin-vs-flesh.pdf