Welcome to
Potato Nation!

We celebrate South Africa’s number one vegetable, which also happens to be the only unrefined starch within the starch market and number one non-grain food globally. This is your one-stop portal of choice for all things potatoes – from recipe inspirations, to health and nutrition, news and events, and potato related competitions. We trust that you will enjoy your experience and connect with us even more on our digital platforms.

Welcome to
Potato Nation!

We celebrate South African potatoes from farm to fork. Potatoes are the fourth most significant crop in the world after maize, wheat and rice. This makes potatoes the number one unrefined food crop globally.  Welcome to your one-stop portal of choice for all things potatoes – from recipe inspirations, to health and nutrition, news and events, and potato related competitions. We trust that you will enjoy your experience and connect with us even more on our digital platforms.

How do potatoes stack up against other  starches? 

Synopsis: Potatoes, correctly cooked (baked, grilled, air-fried) with their skins on offer a host of macro- and micro-nutritional benefits. Potatoes cooked with their skins on have the highest potassium content per mg. In addition, potatoes contain the least fat content to pasta, white rice, and white porridge, making them an ideal ally to weight management. If we had to describe potatoes in three simple words, it would be:
Tasty. Convenient. Versatile.

How do potatoes stack up against other  starches? 

Synopsis: Potatoes, correctly cooked (baked, grilled, air-fried) with their skins on offer a host of macro- and micro-nutritional benefits. Potatoes cooked with their skins on have the highest potassium content per mg. In addition, potatoes contain the least fat content to pasta, white rice, and white porridge, making them an ideal ally to weight management. If we had to describe potatoes in three simple words, it would be:
Tasty. Convenient. Versatile.

POTATO

(cooked with the skin on)

PER 100g

Energy: 354kJ
Protein: 1.9g
Carbs: 18.7g
Total Fat: 0.1g
Sodium: 2mg
Potassium: 401mg
Vitamin C: 21 mg

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PASTA

cooked

PER 100g

Energy: 658kJ
Protein: 5.8g
Carbs: 30.9g
Total Fat: 0.9g
Sodium: 1mg
Potassium: 44mg
Vitamin C: 0mg

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MAIZE MEAL

porridge, soft (white, fortified)

PER 100g

Energy: 270kJ
Protein: 1.3g
Carbs: 13.4g
Total Fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 1mg
Potassium: 33mg
Vitamin C: 0mg

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RICE – WHITE

cooked

PER 100g

Energy: 506kJ
Protein: 2.9g
Carbs: 26.1g
Total Fat: 0.4g
Sodium: 2mg
Potassium: 56mg
Vitamin C: 0mg

potatoes-rice

POTATO

(cooked with the skin on)

PER 100g

Energy: 354kJ
Protein: 1.9g
Carbs: 18.7g
Total Fat: 0.1g
Sodium: 2mg
Potassium: 401mg
Vitamin C: 21 mg

potatoes-potato

PASTA

cooked

PER 100g

Energy: 658kJ
Protein: 5.8g
Carbs: 30.9g
Total Fat: 0.9g
Sodium: 1mg
Potassium: 44mg
Vitamin C: 0mg

potatoes-pasta

MAIZE MEAL

porridge, soft (white, fortified)

PER 100g

Energy: 270kJ
Protein: 1.3g
Carbs: 13.4g
Total Fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 1mg
Potassium: 33mg
Vitamin C: 0mg

potatoes-maize

RICE – WHITE

cooked

PER 100g

Energy: 506kJ
Protein: 2.9g
Carbs: 26.1g
Total Fat: 0.4g
Sodium: 2mg
Potassium: 56mg
Vitamin C: 0mg

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COOKING hints 

For many of us, food storage, cooking tips and techniques are passed down from generation to generation. We have gathered some of those gems related to potatoes for you.

COOKING hints 

For many of us, food storage, cooking tips and techniques are passed down from generation to generation. We have gathered some of those gems related to potatoes for you.

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CONTACT us

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