As part of the OSU Beaver Sports Partnership, Oregon Potato Farmers have donated one million pounds of potatoes to Oregon Food Bank.
How many meals could be made using one million pounds of potatoes?
The number of meals that can be made from one million pounds of potatoes depends on several factors, including the serving size, the recipes used, and the appetite of the individuals eating the meals.
Let's make some rough calculations:
Average Serving Size: A typical serving of mashed potatoes is around 1/2 to 3/4 cup, which weighs roughly 4-6 ounces (0.25-0.375 pounds). For the purpose of this calculation, let's assume an average serving size of 0.5 pounds of potatoes per meal.
One Million Pounds of Potatoes: If you have one million pounds of potatoes and each meal requires 0.5 pounds of potatoes, you can make:
1,000,000 pounds / 0.5 pounds per meal = 2,000,000 meals
So, you could potentially make approximately 2 million meals using one million pounds of potatoes, assuming each meal requires 0.5 pounds of potatoes. Keep in mind that this is a very rough estimate and the actual number of meals may vary depending on factors like the types of dishes you're making and portion sizes. Additionally, potatoes can be used in various recipes, so the number of meals may differ if you're making something like potato salad, fries, or potato soup, which may require different quantities of potatoes per serving.