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Potato nutrition: Myths and misperceptions uncovered

In this month’s blog on the Alliance for Potato Research and Eduction (APRE) web site, US nationally recognized food and nutrition expert and APRE nutrition communicator Robin Flipse, follows up on an earlier post regarding potato nutrition. With the potato harvest under way, she writes, this seems like a good time to revisit the misperceptions about potatoes in order to move beyond the myths. One of the myths that she tackles is the perception that adding toppings to baked potatoes make them too high in fat and calories. Another is that fresh potatoes spoil too easy and must be thrown away. Flipse also covers the myth that that most cooking methods destroy the nutrients in potatoes. More

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