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Do purple potatoes have more vitamins and nutritional value than other potatoes due to their bright color?

The general nutrition content of all potatoes is roughly the same.  Many people are surprised to find out that they are a good source of both vitamin C and fiber!  Potatoes do come in different colors, so their phytochemical make-up will vary because of that.  Purple potatoes are distinguished by their anthocyanin content which gives them their distinctive color. Anthocyanins are phytochemicals which are associated with potential improved blood vessel health. So, keep your plate colorful and try purple potatoes the next time you whip up your favorite potato recipes. Click here to get more ideas of how to cook potatoes the healthy way.

 

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