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Potato Commission official going on all-spud diet

Associated Press

PASCO – The head of the Washington state Potato Commission said he’s sick of people linking spuds to junk food.

So, starting today, Chris Voight said he’s going to eat nothing every day for 60 days except potatoes. Twenty plain potatoes a day. No cheating with cheese toppings or bacon bits.

The Pasco man says potatoes are rich in potassium, fiber and vitamin C and have plenty of protein.

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