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potato nutrition info
Potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat.They have fewer calories than a grapefruit, more potassium than a banana and more usable iron than any other vegetable.

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Potato Storage
  • Keep potatoes where it's cool, dark and well-ventilated.
  • The ideal temperature is 45 to 50 degrees. Temperatures over 50 degrees will cause sprouting and fast decay.
  • Storage under 40 degrees will cause starches to convert to sugar, resulting in a "sweet" taste and the potatoes turning dark when fried.
  • Too much light will turn potatoes green and make them taste bitter.
Potato Preparation
  • To clean, scrub potatoes gently with a sponge or vegetable brush.
  • When peeling, use a vegetable parer to keep the peelings thin because many of the nutrients are close to the skin.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.