Potato Production, Usage, and Nutrition—A Review

  title={Potato Production, Usage, and Nutrition—A Review},
  author={Khalid Zaheer and M. Humayoun Akhtar},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  pages={711 - 721}
  • K. Zaheer, M. Akhtar
  • Published 2016
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Potato is an economically important staple crop prevailing all across the world with successful large-scale production, consumption, and affordability with easy availability in the open market. Potatoes provide basic nutrients such as—carbohydrates, dietary fiber (skin), several vitamins, and minerals (e.g., potassium, magnesium, iron). On occasion exposures to raw and cooked potatoes impart allergic reactions. Dietary intake of potatoes, especially colored potatoes, play an important role in… Expand
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