Monday, April 16, 2007

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One serving of a 5.3 ounce, medium potato provides:

45% of the Daily Value for vitamin C
21% of the Daily Value for potassium
Three grams of fiber
Only 100 calories

In a study comparing the overall anti-oxidant activity of potatoes, bell peppers, carrots, onions and broccoli, potatoes ranked a close second, after broccoli.

Potatoes are rich with antioxidants – a key substance protecting cell components from the damaging effects of “free radicals” natural by-products of cell metabolism. Free radicals travel through cells disrupting the structure of other molecules, causing cellular damage. Such cell damage is believed to contribute to aging and various health problems.
Potatoes contain glutathione, an antioxidant that may help to protect against some cancers. Per serving: potatoes, along with avocadoes, asparagus, squash, okra, cauliflower, broccoli and raw tomatoes have the highest content of anti-oxidants, compared to other vegetables.