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Preserve potassium when preparing potatoes

Posted by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN on September 5, 2008

If you’re making mashed potatoes or many other potato dishes, what do you do?  Cube the potatoes and throw them in a pot of water to boil?  If you want to hang on to the potassium potatoes offer, it’s best to boil the potato whole – skin and all.  When potatoes are cubed or shredded then boiled, studies show a 75% loss of potassium.

Also, good news if you like to soak your potatoes in water overnight.  Soaking potatoes does not result in a significant loss of nutrients to the water they’re soaked in.

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