Infographic: Health Benefits of the Potato

June 10, 2012

Ever wonder why the Irish go bananas for the potato? This infographic from GoIreland suggests that it's more about health and nutrition than taste.

Aside from being virtually fat-free, one spud provides your body with complex carbohydrates that are released slowly into the bloodstream, reducing insulin spikes. And most of a potato's fiber and nutrients are concentrated beneath its skin, so don't peel it!

Check out the full infographic for all the fun facts about the potato's history and nutritional benefits. 

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