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Potato Skins Nutrition Information

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author image Allan Robinson
Allan Robinson has written numerous articles for various health and fitness sites. Robinson also has 15 years of experience as a software engineer and has extensive accreditation in software engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree with majors in biology and mathematics.

Potato skins are pieces of baked potato skin that have some of the baked potato flesh attached. They are a common appetizer in casual dining restaurants, and you can also make potato skins at home. Potato skins are generally high in starch, although toppings such as bacon bits, cheddar cheese and sour cream can add a significant amount of fat.

Calories

This nutritional information applies to the skin of a baked potato with a length of 3 in. It does not include any toppings or other ingredients. Potato skins contain 63 calories per serving, according to Fatsecret. Carbohydrates account for 58 calories, and protein contributes the remaining 5 calories. A serving of potato skins provides about 3 percent of the daily value for total calories based on a diet of 2,000 calories per day.

Carbohydrates

Potato skins have 14.79 g of total carbohydrates per serving, which is about 5 percent of the daily value for total carbohydrates. This carbohydrate total includes 2.1 g of dietary fiber, or about 8 percent of the daily value for fiber. A serving of potato skins also contains 0.63 g of sugar.

Fat and Protein

A serving of potato skins contains about 0.04 g f fat, which is less than 1 percent of the daily value for total fat. Saturated fats account for 0.011 g of this total, which is less than 1 percent of the daily value for saturated fats. Potato skins have no cholesterol. A serving of potato skins also contains 1.37 g of protein, or about 2.7 percent of the daily value for protein.

Vitamins

Potato skins provide about 8 mg of vitamin C, or about 9 percent of the daily value for vitamin C. They have no vitamin A.

Minerals

A serving of potato skins has 158 mg of sodium, which is about 7 percent of the daily value for sodium. It also has 206 mg of potassium, or about 4.6 percent of the daily value for potassium. Potato skins also contain 10 percent of the daily value for iron and 1 percent of the daily value for calcium per serving.

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