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Idaho® Potatoes and Carbohydrates

Apr 3, 2019
Q: I’m thinking about cutting back on carbohydrates, but still love to eat Idaho® potatoes. How exactly do potatoes fit into the whole, anti-carb diet craze?
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Are All of the Nutrients in the Skin of the Potato?

Mar 29, 2019
Q: I’ve always heard that potato nutrition is all in the skin. My wife says this is just a myth. Who’s correct?
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Potassium, A Natural Electrolyte, Is Abundant In Potatoes

Apr 14, 2015
Q: I have heard that potatoes have as much potassium as a banana, is that true?
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I Eat A Baked Potato Every Night…

Mar 21, 2015
Q: I eat a baked potato every night. I am wondering, can I bake 3 at a time and keep them in the refrigerator? Will they still have the same nutrition as baked daily?
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Healthier Baked Potato For 2015

Dec 24, 2014
Q: I love baked potatoes but tend to go overboard on the toppings, any suggestions for a healthier 2015?
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My Mother Was Recently Placed On A Low-Sodium Diet

Jul 19, 2014
Q: This is a nutrition question that wasn’t answered on your (very comprehensive) FAQ page. My mother was recently placed on a low-sodium diet. We enjoy eating baked potatoes at restaurants, and some of the establishments we frequent salt the skin of the potatoes before baking. We understand there to be very little sodium in an unsalted baked potato. However, if one were to eat a baked potato prepared with a salted skin, and did not eat the skin (only the inside), is much of that sodium absorbed? Or does it primarily remain on the skin and the inside could be viewed as having relatively low sodium content? I’m hoping that a nutritionist or food science associated with your commission might be able to provide perspective on this, because we really would like to continue to enjoy baked potatoes at restaurants.
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Nutritionally, Am I Saving Calories By Eating A Plain Sweet Potato Instead Of An Idaho® Baked Potato?

Feb 19, 2014
Q: I love potatoes but a lot of my friends make faces at me when I order them baked instead of choosing a baked sweet potato. Other than that carotene thing, are sweet potatoes that much more nutritious?
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The Best Way To Boil Idaho® Potatoes

Sep 20, 2013
Q: What's the best way to boil Idaho® Potatoes?
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How To Get The Most Nutrition Out Of An Idaho® Potato

Aug 30, 2013
Q: How do I get the most nutrition out of Idaho® Potatoes?
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Fixing a Healthy Potato

Oct 5, 2012
Q: I’m on a diet, but I don’t want to cut out carbs. How should I fix a potato that’s healthy for me to eat?
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