Should I Be Eating The Skin Of The Potato?


I just eat the insides of a baked potato but my girlfriend says the skin is even more nutritious. Is she right? Should i eat the entire potato, or peel the skin? Help me understand the why! Will I lose some potato nutrition if I always peel my russet potatoes for mashed, fries, hash browns, etc.?


Yes. Eat the skin to capture all the russet potatoes nutrition. The potato skin has more nutrients than the interior of the potato. It has lots of fiber, about half of a medium potato’s fiber is from the skin.

Baked Idaho® Potato with salsa makes for a low calorie healthy lunch, try it!

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