The serving size of a potato is different for the general public versus some who has diabetes. Potatoes are considered a starchy vegetable thus containing a higher amount of carbohydrate per ounce than a non-starchy vegetable like green beans. According to the USDA Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate a serving of potato is 1 cup diced, mashed or baked or 1 medium boiled potato. For an individual with diabetes, a serving of carbohydrate (15 grams) is equivalent to a small potato or a 3 ounce serving.
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