Potatoes



Nutrition Information*
Serving size: 1/2 c. (75g)
Based on a 2000 calorie diet

DV %

3
--
4.5
3.9
0.1
0
3.2
0.2


Calories: 59.3
Total Sugars: 0.5g
Carb.: 13.6g
Fiber: 1g
Total Fats: 0.1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 1.6g
Sodium: 3.8mg
*Data provided by USDA

Potatoes refer to the starchy tuber of a perennial plant (Solanum tuberosum) native to South America and cultivated worldwide.

Potatoes can be prepared a variety of ways: fried, baked, mashed, boiled, roasted, microwaved, or steamed.

Potato varieties common to North America include the Russet, Yukon gold, yellow fin or red gold.

Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark place, but not in a refrigerator, as they will develop a strange flavor and turn brown. Potatoes should be stored separately from onions, due to a chemical reaction between the two that will spoil both faster.


Potatoes are often found in recipes that also contain onions, celery, carrots, bacon, chicken broth and black pepper

Seasonal Calendar for potatoes

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