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i was told by someone that the skins on potatoes were healthy for you. someone else told me that was a load of crock. who is right? she won't believe me if i show her that she was wrong but she will if a complete stranger does. thanks

 
noel1978

Asked by noel1978 at 5:03 PM on Jul. 9, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • The skin of the potato contains the majority of the potato's fiber, and many of the nutrients (especially vitamin C) are located close to the skin. Wash the potato thoroughly, cut away green discoloration and/or sprouts (these may be toxic !) and enjoy your potato with the skin on.
    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 5:05 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • They are good for you. All the minerals and vitamins are in the skins
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:04 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • yes it has most of the vitamins in the skin
    gwen20

    Answer by gwen20 at 5:05 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • I agree with PP, the skins are where all the vitamins and minerals are held. This goes for other veggies as well, not just potatoes.
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 5:06 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-nutritional-value-of-the-potato-skins.htm
    older

    Answer by older at 5:18 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • They are good for you!
    Elle.O.V.E

    Answer by Elle.O.V.E at 5:21 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • They are good, BUT, in commercially grown, non-organic potatoes, the majority of the pesticides & other chemicals will be in the skin & the flesh next to it. SO, if you want to get the benefit of the skins, either buy organic, grow your own organic, or buy the small red or yellow ones - they're harvested quicker so they have less time to soak in the nasty stuff. If you're buying cheap russets, peel the suckers - IMO the skin benefits do not outweigh the chemicals in it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • The skin of sweet potatoes are great for you.
    Liveyourlifeval

    Answer by Liveyourlifeval at 8:09 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • I heard they are good for you too.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 8:18 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

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