Aren't potatoes fattening?
No, the potato is a healthy and necessary part of our diet. The
butter and sour cream we add to the potato can add calories and
fat content. Potatoes are an inexpensive source of nutrition.
Where should I store my
In a cool (42° to 52°) dry environment. Do not store in
Where did the potato come from?
The potato originally comes from Peru and Bolivia, where its
cultivation may date back to 5000 BC. Spanish explorers likely
took the potato back to Spain in the mid-16th century. Though not
initially very popular there, countries in Europe eventually
started growing potatoes in the 1600s and 1700s, when grain crops
failed or were destroyed by war, and fuel for heating bread ovens
How big is the potato
Worldwide, potatoes are the 4th largest crop, averaging over 280
million metric tones per year.
Why do potatoes turn
green, and can I eat them?
The green tinge appears when a potato is exposed to light or sun.
Don’t eat the green parts. There are unpleasant bitter flavors
around the green spots, which in large amounts are poisonous. Cut
away the green parts before preparing the potatoes.
What causes bruises or
black spots on potatoes?
These bruises or black spots are caused by dropping potatoes from
a height of more than 6 inches. Treat potatoes gently!
How can I stop potatoes
from falling apart while boiling or steaming?
Buy King's potatoes and you will not have this problem. Their
unique potato has quality taste and texture that remains whether
the potato is mashed, baked, boiled or fried.
Why do steamed or boiled
potatoes turn grey or black after cooking?
While cooling, iron in the potato combines with other natural
compounds, causing a grey, black, or bluish-purple color. To
prevent this, after the potatoes are cooked and drained, stir in a
small amount of lemon juice and keep them covered with a