The potato has gotten a bad rap! It is good for lowering blood pressure and it is the richest and most economical veggie source of potassium. It has many other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients such as vitamin C and catalase. The cost of potassium rich white potatoes was half that of most other veggies. It is what we put on the potato that can get us into trouble. We don't need the trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, and other unhealthy condiments. What I like on a potato is a bit of organic butter, flax seed oil, minced garlic, sea salt, and different herbs and spices. One medium sized potato several times a week is a very healthy delight.