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NCDA&CS Marketing Division - Irish Potatoes

Benefits of New Potatoes:

  • Never stored...Fresh from the field to your table.
  • All purpose potatoes...Excellent for baking, roasting, boiling, mashing and frying.
  • Tender, thin skins...No need to peel.
  • Waxy potatoes...Moist, creamy texture-no need to add butter or sour cream.
  • Firm Texture...Hold shape after cooking.
  • Nutritious...Only 100 calories per medium potato, 3 grams of fiber, low in sodium and fat, high in vitamin C and a good source of potassium.

Care And Handling

  • Select potatoes that are firm, smooth and fairly clean.
  • Store potatoes in a well-ventilated (cool 45 to 50:F) and dark area (potatoes begin to turn green and develop a bitter taste when exposed to light).
  • Do not store potatoes in refrigerator (starch turns to sugar causing and undesirable sweet taste in cooked potatoes).
  • Scrub and rinse potatoes just before cooking.

Equivalents for Potatoes

  • 1 pound = 2 large, 3 medium or 4 small
  • 1 pound = 3 cups sliced
  • 1 pound = 2 1/4 cups diced
  • 1 pound = 2 cups mashed

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size - 1med. potato (148g/5.5 oz)
Calories 120
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesteral 0 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Potassium 680 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 3 g
Source: USDA Handbook 8




NCDA&CS Markets Division, Joe Sanderson, Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 402, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3100; FAX: (919) 733-0999