Potatoes (Russet)

Potatoes (Russet)

The potato was introduced to Europe in 1536, and subsequently by European mariners to territories and ports throughout the world. Thousands of varieties persist in the Andes, where over 100 varieties might be found in a single valley, and a dozen or more might be maintained by a single agricultural household. Once established in Europe, the potato soon became an important food staple and field crop. But lack of genetic diversity, due to the fact that very few varieties were initially introduced, left the crop vulnerable to disease. In 1845, a plant disease known as late blight, caused by the fungus-like oocmycete Phytophthora infestans, spread rapidly through the poorer communities of western Ireland, resulting in the crop failures that led to the Great Irish Famine.

Details about Potatoes (Russet)

Crop Availability
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Product Characteristics
  • Russeted skin
  • Long type varieties
  • Numerous shallow eyes
  • White flesh
  • Drier texture
  • High in Vitamin C
Care and Handling
  • Ideal storage temperatures: 45°F / 7°C
  • Keep in dry, dark, cool place
  • Keep well ventilated
  • Provide adequate protection against temperature extremes
Nutritional Information
per 110 g serving (one small)
  • Energy
    80 Cal
  • Protein
    2.0 g
  • Fat
    0 g
  • Carbohydrate
    19.0 g
  • Dietary Fibre
    1.0 g
  • Sodium
    0 mg
  • Potassium
    460 mg
Industry Benefits
  • Consistent high quality
  • Continuity of supply
  • Multiple pack alternatives
  • Delivered quotations anywhere
  • Excellent customer service
Preparation Tips
  • Look for clean, firm potatoes
  • Remove sprouts and blemishes
  • When eating with skin, scrub well
  • Leave whole or peel and cut as desired
  • Best for deep frying and baking, but can also be boiled
Daily Recommended Intake %
  • Vitamin A
    0 %
  • Vitamin C
    35 %
  • Calcium
    2 %
  • Iron
    6 %
  • Potassium
    13 %
  • Carbohydrate
    6 %
  • Fibre
    4 %