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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.
Potatoes are fat-free, high in vitamin C, and a good source
- 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.
- Americans eat more than 100 pounds of
potatoes each year?
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.
Meals For Two
Quick 'n Easy