Type: Stem tuber
Grown by: Student Organic Farm
Short Term Storage: Potatoes should be stored unwashed in a dark cool area. Whole raw potatoes should not be refrigerated because it can alter the flavor. Properly stored potatoes can last up to 6 months or longer.
Long Term Storage: Potatoes can be canned or frozen
Preparation: Potatoes should be thoroughly washed with cold running water and scrubbed with a brush before prepared or consumed.
Pairings: Potatoes are easy to prepare, add substance and starch to a meal, and have a mild flavor that is pleasing to almost everyone. Potatoes can be used and consumed in many different ways including: mashed, boiled, grilled, roasted, sautéed, and even fried.
Nutrition: Potatoes are very high in potassium. One small potato contains more potassium than a large banana.