Potatoes

The Potato is a fascinating vegetable categorized nutritionally as a starch. It contains enough nutrients to be eaten almost exclusively for some time. But even after growing and eating it for generations, we’d still recommend pairing it with steamed Broccoli.

Availibility

Maine: September - June

Florida: May - July

 

 

All Consumer Packaging:

  • Round Whites
  • Russets
  • Yukon Golds
  • Reds

Did You Know?

  • Potatoes are traditionally picked by hand
  • They're the world's fourth largest crop (behind rice, wheat and maize)
  • The first permanent potato patches in the US were in NH
  • Potatoes were the first vegetable grown in space (1995)

Nutritional Highlights

Potatoes are a good natural source of both soluble and insoluble fiber.

1 Potato

  • Calories: 163
  • Total Fat: .2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 13mg
  • Potassium: 897mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 37g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7g
  • Sugar: 1.7g
  • Protein: 4.3g
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C (70% DV)

Buying & Storing Tips

Look for firm potatoes with no discoloration are the best. Discoloration (like small green patches) are a sign of toxic alkaloid, solanine.

Store in a cool, dry and dark place. They'll sprout under too much sunglight (not good).

Wash thoroughly before cooking.