What food group is the potato

What food group is the potato?

The potato belongs to the vegetable group, starchy vegetables subgroup and this is how it appears in the new food pyramid.

In the old pyramid, potatoes belonged to the starch group. Now they are re-classified and placed in their rightful group, vegetables. Potatoes are healthy and a good source of vitamin C. This does not mean you can stuff your face with French fries and eat as many chips as you want because potatoes are starchy vegetables and starches can make you fat if you eat too many.