Popular Potatoes
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The homely potato is one of America’s favorite vegetables. Served with salt, butter, sour cream, or ketchup, it’s a treat that makes the meal complete. It’s incredibly versatile, and adds a degree of comfort to every meal, with its warm, filling qualities and creamy, delicious taste. Potatoes are often served in fry or chip form, and that leads to them getting a bad name on the nutrition side of things, but there are many healthful ways to prepare this vegetable. Boiled to tenderness and topped with fresh dill, baked and topped with broccoli and cheese, or mashed and blended with low-fat milk, the potato is healthy and tasty.

Health Benefits
Potatoes are fat-free, high in vitamin C, and a good source of potassium.

Fun Facts

  • Potatoes come in several different colors including blue, purple, red and yellow?
  • Potatoes are grown in 100 countries and all 50 states?
  • About 35 billion pounds of potatoes are produced in the U.S. each year?
  • Americans eat more than 100 pounds of potatoes each year?

Selection Tips
Choose potatoes that are clean, smooth, and firm. Avoid potatoes with wrinkled skins, soft dark spots, cut surfaces, or a green appearance.

The Fresh1 potatoes come from California, Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, Prince Edward Island, Washington, and Wisconsin, and are available year round. Our sweet potatoes come from Louisiana and are available every month except June.

Store potatoes in a dark, well-ventilated area.


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