french fry goodness

The Mighty Potato

French Fry Goodness


French fries are one of the world’s most loved foods, and it’s easy to understand why. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, French fries come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any taste. Best of all, they are full of goodness – they are made from wholesome potatoes, are nutrient rich and are not high in fat. Surprised?

·      McCain Foods French Fries: Nutrient rich!









Studying the Nutritional Value of French Fries

At McCain we knew that French fries offered nutritional value, but until recently we did not have the empirical research to support our assumptions. In 2010 to help us understand the value of potatoes to the diet, we sponsored a review using 24-hour recall data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2006. Check out the findings below that showcase the nutrient intake contributed by French fries when children consume them...



McCain Foods French Fry Consumption Benefits



White Potatoes, including French fries, contribute shortfall nutrients to children's and adolescent diets. M.R. Freedman, D.R. Keast. Department of Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA. Nutr Res. 2011 Apr;31(4):270-7. Epub 2011 Apr 13.