Benefits of Potatoes
lowcarb dietsgive regular potatoes a bad rap. They are not exactly good for you when dropped into a deep fryer, butpotatoes are packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidantscompounds that fight free radicals. The ORAC value (a measure of the total antioxidants in 100 grams) for a medium baked potato with skin is a healthy 1,680, while that of a baked sweet potato with skin is 766. Compare those with the values for carrots, either cooked (317) or raw (666).