Idaho potatoes declared heart-healthy food by American Heart Association

EAGLE, Idaho — The American Heart Association announced that fresh Idaho potatoes meet its criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol.

One medium Idaho potato (5.3 oz.) contains 110 calories and does not contain fat or cholesterol, according to the Idaho Potato Commission.

"For years, the IPC has been working hard to communicate to consumers that Idaho potatoes are an important part of a healthy, nutritious diet," IPC president and CEO Frank Muir. "We're proud that the American Heart Association, a revered and incredibly important health organization, agrees with us. The heart-check mark is the perfect complement to our 'Grown in Idaho seal,' a guarantee to shoppers that they are buying high-quality potatoes."