The big wholesome truth is that potatoes are packed with potassium. A medium-sized potato (about 150 g serving of potatoes), baked or steamed with the skin on, provides 710 mg of potassium which translates to 20% of the recommended daily intake of potassium. Research indicates that potassium, particularly when consumed in higher quantities from food, especially fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, stroke and coronary heart disease in adults and children.
It is against this backdrop that Potatoes South Africa (PSA) is relentless in its efforts to educate, inform and inspire South Africans about the health attributes of potatoes. Given that September is Heart Awareness Month (HAM) in South Africa, there’s no better time to shine the spotlight on potatoes and their invaluable contribution towards heart health.
“According to The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA), up to 80% of heart disease and