Potatoes have developed a bad rap for themselves over the years. The primary problem being that most people think of fried potatoes and not the healthier versions of the spud. But when you cook them right, potatoes can be a nutritious addition to your diet. According to Courtney Darsa, RD from Everyday Health, “In general potatoes are packed with fiber and white potatoes have more potassium than a banana.”
Potato vs. sweet potato: which one should you choose? White potatoes and sweet potatoes are two very similar yet different potatoes that can add great nutritional value to your diet. We’re here to help you distinguish the difference between the two potatoes so you can decide which one is best for your diet.
Regular white potatoes and sweet potatoes are classified as root vegetables but are not closely related in that category. “Sweet potatoes are from the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae, and white potatoes are nightshades or Solanaceae,” says Healthline.
Regular potatoes and sweet potatoes were originally found in Central and South America but are now harvested in almost every part of the world.