One Potato, Blue Potato: The Potato Spectrum

Add some color (and nutrients) to any feast: Dietitian and "Healthy Appetite" host Ellie Krieger shows Food Network Magazine the rainbow of potato options.
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Photo By: Kang Kim

Photo By: Kang Kim

Photo By: Kang Kim

Cranberry Red Potatoes

These rosy potatoes are high in potassium, which helps keep blood pressure low and bones healthy. They're also packed with anthocyanins, the same anti-inflammatory antioxidant in strawberries. Beware if you're making mashed potatoes: They'll be pink!

Purple Fiesta or Purple Majesty Potatoes

Disease-fighting, heart-healthy flavonoids found in blue potatoes are up to four times more concentrated in these regal spuds. Look for Purple Fiesta, a fingerling-like variety, at supermarkets this fall.

All-Blue Potatoes

Naturally occurring plant pigments called flavonoids give these potatoes their purplish-blue hue and can help boost your immune system.

Russet Potatoes

Starchy white potatoes have a bad reputation, but they shouldn't: One russet has more potassium than a banana and is packed with vitamins C and B6, iron, magnesium and fiber.

Yukon Gold Potatoes

These buttery-tasting all-purpose potatoes are packed with lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that help keep eyes healthy. Bonus: One serving provides about half of your daily requirement of vitamin C.

Sweet Potatoes

Have another slice of sweet-potato pie: These spuds are one of the best sources of beta-carotene, a potent antioxidant that helps protect your skin and eyes.