Potato Facts and Recipes

Potato Recipes

Potatoes are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates. Complex carbs release their energy slowly unlike simple carbs that come from foods made with refined sugar. They are high in fiber, aiding the digestive system, high in vitamin C and potassium, and a good source of vitamin B-6. Like most veggies, this one is much more nutricious when eaten with the skins on.


If you are trying to keep potatoes for several weeks or longer, you will want to store them in a cool (around 55 degrees) dark place in a brown paper bag. The bag allows airflow while keeping them dark. Light will cause them to sprout and the cooler temps cause the starches to turn to sugars for a sweeter taste. For short term storage, you can keep them in a paper bag in the refrigerator drawer or at room temp. NEVER WASH THEM UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO USE.