Consumers are constantly bombarded with nutritional information
concerning what they should and shouldn't eat, but you only have to
look at the facts to see that eating delicious Jersey Royals
provides you with a good proportion of your recommended daily
allowance of nutrients.
Primarily, Jersey Royals are a fantastic source of complex
carbohydrates or starch, which are usually the main source of
energy for the body and vital for growth and development.
Nutritionists recommend that this food group makes up the bulk of
our diet (between 47 - 50%) to ensure a healthy diet (quantity per
Unlike other carbohydrates, such as pasta and rice, potatoes are
a great source of vitamin C, especially the skins (100g of Jersey
Royal New Potatoes would provide you with 25% of the RDA for
vitamin C). Vitamin C is essential in the diet for maintaining
healthy skin, hair, bones, teeth and gums (quantity per 100g
Vitamin B is also present in potatoes and fundamental in helping
carbohydrates work properly to provide energy for the body.
Vitamin B also helps maintain a healthy skin and nervous
It is a common myth that potatoes are fattening and they are
often banished from the diet when people are trying to lose
weight. However potatoes are actually very low in fat and
combined with exercise, are a fantastic way to maintain a healthy
lifestyle (quantity per 100g 0.3g).
Fibre is abundant in un-refined carbohydrates such as Jersey
Royals and essential for the digestion process and making you feel
full for longer. Nutritionists recommend that 18g of fibre is
consumed daily to ensure a healthy diet (quantity per 100g
The protein in Jersey Royals is relatively small, but it is
significant as it is of a comparable quality to egg protein
(quantity per 100g 1.4g).
A healthy diet does not have to be boring; the versatility of
Jersey Royals makes them suitable for almost any meal occasion.
Nutritional Composition of Jersey Royal New Potatoes (per
- Energy kcal/kJ 66/281
- Protein 1.4g
- Fat: 0.3g
- Saturated (0.1g)
- Monounsaturated (Trace)
- Polyunsaturated (0.1g)
- Carbohydrate: 15.4g
- Starch (14.4g)
- Sugars (1.0g)
- Dietary Fibre 1.5g
- Sodium 10mg
- Vitamin C 15mg
(In Skins, Boiled In Unsalted Water)