Potatoes - Red

Red potato

Type: Stem tuber       

Availability: September-November

Quantity: Pound

Grown:  Field

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.