Potato Nutrition, Types, Facts & Tips

So many reasons to love spuds including the fact that potatoes are nutritious too! We have your complete guide to potato goodness from being an excellent source of vitamin C to having more potassium than a banana (really!).

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Potatoes and Nutrition

How do you bake potatoes on the grill? What type of potato is ideal for a potato salad? When were potatoes first cultivated in the United States? Do potatoes really have more potassium than a banana? You’ve come to the right place to get all these questions answered and so much more. Dig in to learn everything you need to know about potatoes and nutrition!

7 Types to choose from

Potato Types

One potato, two potato, three potato, more! There are hundreds of potato varieties planted around the world today but there are seven main potato types – Russets, reds, yellows, whites, blues/purples, fingerlings and petites – found in most major grocery stores today. Here you’ll find information on all of them, including best ideas for usage, flavor descriptions and recipes. Try a new type today!

Explore the history of potatoes

History & Fun Facts

The potato is full of history! From the Irish famine to today’s position as the world’s largest food crop, we’ve got all kinds of fun facts for your next trivia game or school report. Read on to raise your Potato IQ!


Welcome to your one-stop-shop for potato nutrition. That’s right, potatoes are a healthy and important staple in our diet. Find out why right here in our nutrition section which includes everything from the FDA-approved Nutrition Facts Label to why you should care about getting enough potassium (oh, and by the way, potatoes are an excellent source of potassium!).

Potato Tips and Tricks

How to bake a potato

Let us count the ways

Did you know you can use an oven, microwave or grill? There are many tricks to speeding up your spuds and you’re in the right place to learn how to do just that.


The Perfect Baked Potato

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Click here for recipes, tips and videos for cooking all kinds of potato dishes in all kinds of ways.

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