The poor potato has had a bit of a hard time lately. A lot of people have swapped it for kumara or cut all forms of potato out of their diets completely. I’m quite often asked, “Are potatoes healthy?” While a kumara does have more nutritional value, the potato is nothing to scoff at. It’s time to take a look at the potato and start loving it again. And with new-season potatoes out now, there’s never been a better time to enjoy the potato. Nutritionally, the potato is far better with the skin on as lots of its nutrients and antioxidants are stored here. The skin also provides fibre.