They have long been maligned as fattening and shunned by those following the Dukan and other low-carb diets.
But potatoes could be the latest superfood. For eating a portion twice a day can lower blood pressure, researchers say. What is more, it seems there is no weight gain involved and high blood pressure is gone.
However, before you get out the roasting tin or rush to the chip shop, read on.
Microwaved spuds, free of butter, oil or ketchup, are best for health, scientists say. Baked potatoes and boiled spuds, including mash, are also acceptable.
In the study, 18 men and women were asked to eat six to eight golf ball-sized potatoes with their lunch and dinner, as part of their normal diet.