The humble potato has an image problem with it being a part of the junk food industry.
But an average potato has more to it than just carbohydrates. It has 200 calories that make it a full meal. It has high content of water and fiber and hence good for dieting. It is completely fat free.
A potato fulfills 40% of Vitamin B6, 30% of vitamin C and 20% of potassium in addition to 16% of the fiber requirements per day.
China is the number one producer of potatoes, followed by India and Russia. The Baltic nations and the countries of the Russian federation are the largest potato consumers in the world.