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Benefits of Potatoes

Magnesium Phosphorus and Potassium

The potato is a root vegetable, it is rich in essential minerals that help you build strong bones and benefit your nerve and muscle function. A large potato, boiled in its skin, provides 1.1 grams of potassium, onefourth of the potassium you need daily. It also gives you about onefifth of the magnesium and phosphorus you need each day. If you peel the potato before boiling it, the potato loses some of its mineral content, providing onefourth of the potassium and onesixth of the phosphorus you need daily.