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Study: Potatoes can support nutrition needs during pregnancy

A recent research perspectives piece, published in the August issue of Produce Business, discusses how potatoes can support nutrition needs during pregnancy when included in the context of a healthy diet.

This analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data suggests that women between the ages of 19-50 have less-than-optimal intake of vegetables, which leads to lower-than-recommended intakes of important nutrients.

White potatoes are noted as a way to make up nutrient shortfalls, particularly among women of child-bearing age, as part of a healthy dietary pattern. One medium white potato offers key nutrients needed during pregnancy, including vitamins B-6 and C, folate, potassium and dietary fiber.

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