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Should I Be Eating The Skin Of The Potato?

Q:

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

A:

Yes. Eat the skin to capture all the natural nutrition of a russet potato.  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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