About potatoes

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Myth or Mash

Prepare to have your preconceived notions peeled away as we delve into the truth behind common potato myths and misconceptions.

We also answer your most frequently asked questions.

How do you store and cook potatoes?

Potatoes are comfortable in their own skins

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Hello darkness

Fresh potatoes can be stored successfully for two to three weeks in a cool, dark and dry place that is well-ventilated. If potatoes are exposed to natural light (the sun) or artificial light, they become green. While not toxic, it’s recommended that this green substance be removed before cooking as it can add a bitter taste to the potato. Simply put? Keep them away from warm spots, because nobody likes a raw hot potato!

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Out cold

Raw potatoes don’t like the cold shoulder. They prefer the cozy embrace of a pantry or cellar. So, skip the fridge for raw spuds and give them a comfy home instead.at temperatures below 5 °C (the fridge temperature is between 3 and 5 °C). When stored in a cold environment, the starch in potatoes is converted into simple sugars, making them glassy with a sweet taste.

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Break the ice

Cooked? Into the fridge they go. Once your potatoes have been transformed into delectable creations, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s like giving them a comfortable potato retreat!

By following these s(mashing) storage hints, you’ll be the master of potato preservation.
Keep your spuds in the perfect conditions and let them know you care.
Remember, a happy potato is a delicious potato!

Chop, and cook your way to potato perfection

You can cook potatoes that are a bit green or have sprouts, just remove the sprouts and green bits first

Be sure to retain all or most of the skin when cooking, whenever possible. Many nutrients, particularly dietary fibre, are found in potato skin

Use as little water as possible. Vitamin C can be lost when potatoes are cooked submerged in water

Be sure to retain all or most of the skin when cooking, whenever possible. Many nutrients, particularly dietary fibre, are found in potato skin

Mashing is best done with a masher or ricer – not a food processor

If your boiled potatoes are changing colour when cooked, add a teaspoon of lemon juice when boiling them

For a healthy option, add herbs, splashes of flavourful vinegar, low-fat yoghurt or cheese to cooked potatoes

Keen for a decadent treat? Add milk or cream to your mashed potatoes, and the ever popular sour cream and chives to your baked potatoes

A dollop of pesto or sundried tomatoes introduces interesting new flavours to your spuds

Unleash your inner potato aficionado and join us in celebrating the varied world of potatoes.

Let’s “mash” up some daring dishes together!

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Nutritional Information

The goodness of potatoes:
a nutrient-packed staple for your health

Welcome to the world of potatoes, where this humble vegetable holds a treasure trove of nutritional benefits. Far from being simple, potatoes are abundant in nutrients, naturally fat-free, and contribute to your daily intake of vitamins and minerals. Read more…

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Why Choose Potatoes?

Potato popularity at a glance

Discover the top 10 reasons to embrace the spud!
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Uncover the answers to your burning questions.

Whether you’re a seasoned potato enthusiast or just getting started with your culinary adventures, this FAQ section will provide you with valuable insights to make the most of your potato knowledge and experiences.
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