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Old 06-28-2016, 11:41 PM   #11
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:30 AM   #12
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:32 PM   #13
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Potatoes are NOT a vegetable, like corn and peas, potatoes are a carbohydrate. If you want to consider them a vegetable, then you will have to consider wheat, rice and oats vegetables also.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:49 PM   #14
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Potatoes are NOT a vegetable, like corn and peas, potatoes are a carbohydrate. If you want to consider them a vegetable, then you will have to consider wheat, rice and oats vegetables also.
I disagree. If it comes from a plant and you eat it, it's a vegetable. Edible roots and grains are just sub-categories of vegetables.
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Potatoes are loaded with nutrients. Specially the skins. As far as I am concerned, for the amount of carbs compared to the nutrients, a potato is a vegetable. And a good one.

The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum L. The word "potato" may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber. Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 0.5 cup, diced (75 g)100 grams1 Potato small (1-3/4" to 2-1/2" dia) (170 g)1 Potato medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia) (213 g)1 Potato large (3" to 4-1/4" dia) (369 g)1 Potato medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia) (213 g)

Calories 163

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 13 mg 0%
Potassium 897 mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 37 g 12%
Dietary fiber 4.7 g 18%
Sugar 1.7 g
Protein 4.3 g 8%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 70%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 30%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 12%

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Old 07-01-2016, 11:42 AM   #16
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I disagree. If it comes from a plant and you eat it, it's a vegetable. Edible roots and grains are just sub-categories of vegetables.
Tell that to a diabetic!

They are vegetables only in the broadest sense of the breakdown of all natural occurring elements into animal, vegetable, or mineral.
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Potatoes are loaded with nutrients. Specially the skins. As far as I am concerned, for the amount of carbs compared to the nutrients, a potato is a vegetable. And a good one.
Again, tell that to someone who is diabetic.
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Tell that to a diabetic!

They are vegetables only in the broadest sense of the breakdown of all natural occurring elements into animal, vegetable, or mineral.
Classifying a food item as a vegetable or not is not dependent on its being safely edible for every person. Some vegetables are OK for diabetics and some are not.
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Again, tell that to someone who is diabetic.
I would eat a potato before a beet. And I love beets. Cold, right out of the fridge. Beet in one hand, salt shaker in the other.
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