Nutrient-rich white vegetables

The Advances in Nutrition peer-reviewed supplement, White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients, is now available at no charge through the journal’s open access program: http://advances.nutrition.org/content/4/3/318S.full

Published in May 2013, the scientific supplement features 10 papers by a group of noted scientists who conclude that white potatoes and other white vegetables are just as important to a healthy diet as their colorful cousins in the produce aisle.

The scientific papers that are now available to the public identify a substantial body of evidence that demonstrates how the inclusion of white vegetables, such as potatoes, can increase intake of shortfall nutrients – notably fibre, potassium, and magnesium – and can help increase overall vegetable consumption among children, teens, and adults.

Look at the work of these noted food and nutrition scientists to learn more about the science showing the positive nutrient contribution that white potatoes and other pale vegetables make to a healthy, well-balanced plate.