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Why Potatoes Should Be A Staple of Every Diet

Posted by Andrea Lewis on

Potatoes are cheap to buy, easy to grow, plentiful in variety and highly nutritious. What other food can you say that about? Potatoes contain almost every nutrient the human body needs. Some nutrients are more plentiful in potatoes than others, of course, but even protein, calcium and iron are found therein. There are more than 100 potato varieties – russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite – sold in the United States. And more than 400 varieties of sweet potatoes, including white sweet potatoes – such as camote, boniato, or batata – available around the world. Each variety has a different...

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