Red Potatoes Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Red Potatoes.


There are 266 calories in Red Potatoes.


Nutrition Facts
Red Potatoes
Serving Size:


potato large (3″ to 4-1/4″ dia. (299 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 4
Calories 266

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.5 grams

Saturated Fat 0.1 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 36 milligrams

Potassium 1630 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 59 grams

Dietary Fiber 5.4 grams

Sugars 4.3 grams
Protein 6.9 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 270 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 72 minutes
Running (6mph) 26 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 37 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What is the difference between potatoes and red potatoes?

The main difference between red and white potatoes is that red potatoes are the light red color-skinned potatoes that are less starchy and more sugary whereas white potatoes are the brown color-skinned potatoes that are starchy. Also, red potatoes are medium in size and they are better in salads, chowders, and soups.

What kind of potato is a red potato?

Red Potato (Waxy)

These round, small, red thin-skinned potatoes have white and waxy flesh that is creamy when cooked. They can come in the Red Bliss, Norland, and Red Pontiac variety. They work well for crispy roasted potatoes, boiled, steamed, or simmered for soups and stews.

Are red potatoes the same as brown potatoes?

Red Potatoes

Since it is thin and delicate, the skin does not affect the flavor or texture of a dish as much as other varieties may. The skin holds most of the potatoes fiber, and as compared to russet potatoes, red potatoes are lower in carbohydrates and calories, and higher in vitamin K and niacin.

What’s the difference between red potatoes and yellow potatoes?

The red potato may may be lower in calories and carbs, but the yellow potato is a better source of iron and calcium. An 85-gram serving of a yellow potato contains 1.3 milligrams of iron and 15 milligrams of calcium, while the same serving of red contains 0.7 milligram of iron and no calcium.

Is russet potato a red potato?

Let’s answer, what’s the difference between red potatoes and Russet potatoes? Red potatoes are smaller and rounder than the larger Russet potato which has a more oval shape. Russet potatoes have a brown skin with a white to yellow flesh. Red potatoes have a red skin with a white flesh.

Is red potato better than white?

The Red Skin

Much of the nutritional value of a potato is found in its skin. Red potatoes are particularly healthy because of the thin, nutrient filled skins, which are loaded with fiber, B vitamins, iron and potassium. Half of the fiber of a potato comes from the skin.

Do red potatoes taste different?

Red Potatoes have a thinner skin and a subtle, sweet flavor. Their waxy texture helps them stay firm throughout cooking, making them ideal for stews, soups and salads. They roast beautifully and are a colorful addition as a side dish.

Can I use russet potatoes instead of red?

Substitute for Red potatoes

OR – You could use a russet potato but they aren’t good boiling potatoes.