Potassium

Models would help estimate nutrients required by potato crops.
February 02, 2022

Models would help estimate nutrients required by potato crops

Through four experimental studies in two production cycles, for the first time it was possible to develop the 'critical dilution curves' of calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and sulfur (S) in cultivars (several crops) of potato.
French fries on a baking tray in the oven
June 23, 2021

Potato nutrients can help reduce sodium retention, may help reduce risk of hypertension

New study finds that individuals with higher cardiometabolic risk may benefit from adding more dietary potassium, via potatoes, to a typical American diet
Journal of Nutrition Study reveals potato's potential for reducing anemia
November 29, 2020

Potato has the potential to reduce anemia, due to high level of iron absorption

The potato is known to be a good source of energy, potassium, and vitamins C and B6, but according to research recently published in the Journal of Nutrition, its tubers can also be an excellent source of iron.
Purple Power: 7 Benefits of Purple Potatoes
November 26, 2019

Purple Power: 7 Benefits of Purple Potatoes

Purple potatoes are the eye-catching gems of the potato aisle. Like other members of the potato family (Solanum tuberosum), they come from a tuber plant native to the Andes mountain region in South America.
Study: Best Hope for Potassium and Fiber Missing in Children's Diets is the One Vegetable They're Least Likely to Ignore: Potatoes
February 17, 2016

Best Hope for Potassium & Fiber Missing in Kids Diets is the Vegetable They're Least Likely to Ignore: Potato

U.S. children are not consuming enough vegetables, resulting in an inadequate intake of key nutrients, including potassium and dietary fiber, which are important for growth, development and overall health.
Pass the Potassium, with Idaho Potatoes
February 11, 2016

Pass the Potassium, with Idaho Potatoes

Idaho® potatoes are a significant source of potassium - an essential nutrient that many Americans do not get enough of on a daily basis.
PEI Potatoes Remain a Cost-Effective Vegetable for Canadian Consumers
January 16, 2016

PEI Potatoes Remain a Cost-Effective Vegetable for Canadian Consumers

The softening Canadian dollar has in many cases driven up the cost of imported produce and this is being reflected in grocery store prices. However, one staple vegetable that has not experienced the same jump in prices is Prince Edward Island Potatoes.
heart shaped potato (Courtesy: APRE)
April 30, 2015

Teenagers’ potassium intake may lower blood pressure in adulthood

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that a diet high in potassium may protect teenagers from high blood pressure in adulthood. Since potatoes are a major dietary source of potassium, the potato sector should take note of this research.
White potatoes: includes colored regular potatoes too!
December 10, 2014

US Potato growers score with spending bill provision

Count the potato among the special interests rewarded in the massive spending deal Congress unveiled this week.
Potatoes are an important dietary source of Potassium
September 06, 2014

Eating Potassium-rich Foods Cuts Stroke, Death Risk among Older Women

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium [such as potatoes; PotatoPro] are less likely to have strokes or to die from any cause than women who eat fewer potassium-rich foods, according to data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).
Potatoes are a good source of Potassium
April 30, 2014

New data suggest Potassium and Dietary Fiber intake among Toddlers should be priority

Recommendations to increase the intake of potassium and dietary fiber among young children should be a priority for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, according to a new study by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) presented today at Experimental Biology 2014.
 Potatoes good for your heart
July 22, 2013

Potatoes good for your heart

A new scientific review suggests that eating potatoes may be good for your heart.
Potato consumption linked to increased intake of potassium
April 23, 2013

Potato consumption linked to increased intake of potassium

Consumption of white potatoes is linked to increased intake of potassium, according to a new study released today at the Experimental Biology 2013 Annual Meeting.
 Potassium content per serving potatoes
April 22, 2013

Potassium could become 'hot' nutrient and potato farmers may benefit

Purdue University nutrition researcher Berdine Martin sees potential for potassium to be the next "really hot"nutrient emphasized in food science.
 Potassium
September 15, 2012

Are you getting enough Potassium? Probably not...

A study published in the September edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that only 2% of the U.S. population is meeting its needs for potassium. Two percent! While we spend an endless amount of energy discussing reducing sodium, ...
 Denise Austin
February 19, 2012

Health Benefits Idaho Potatoes promoted by Denise Austin

Denise Austin, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) long-time spokesperson, celebrated American Heart Month on behalf of the IPC with two major initiatives: a 35-city satellite media tour (SMT) and an online re-release of the IPC's national television c...
 Potassium in Potatoes
September 27, 2011

Potassium: Potatoes are the most affordable source

Potatoes were the lowest cost source of dietary potassium, a nutrient identified by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines as lacking in the American diet. The high cost of meeting federal dietary guidelines for potassium, 4,700 mg per person per day, presents a ...
 American Heart Association
August 28, 2011

Dietary potassium intake inversely associated with risk of stroke

The American Heart Association published in their journal the results of a meta-analysis of the relation between Potassium Intake and stroke. This is of particular interest to the potato industry since potatoes and potato products are a major dietary...

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