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Potato turnaround: Shunned vegetable now deemed a ‘superfood’

While you may have thought you’d seen the last of the humble potato in all its starchy glory, it looks like the delicious carb is back in vogue.

It’s increasingly being touted as a superfood, due to its high levels of vitamin C, B6, folate, magnesium and potassium. And it’s considered ideal for those on a FODMAP diet, trying to avoid foods that trigger IBS and gut issues.

Clinical nutrition professor at Boston University, Joan Salge Blake, told My Body + Soul: “For the money and your blood pressure, you can’t beat a traditional baked spud.”

While the white potato has had a bad rap in the last few years, it’s also helped some lose huge amounts of weight.

In 2017 an Australian man made headlines after losing 50kg eating only potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for an entire year.

Read the full report on the NZ Herald