Organic Russet Potatoes
Season: These potatoes are currently coming from Oregon
Flavor: Mild; earthy; medium sugar content. Russets are long and large with a thick, rough, skin. A high-starch potato, with a flesh that’s snowy white and very dry, they are the quintessential baking potato.
Storage: Store potatoes in a cool, dark place with low humidity (a basement is ideal). Kept dry and in a dark place, most potatoes will keep for at least a month and up to three months (or more!). We don’t recommend storing them in the refrigerator and store them away from onions, as they release gases that interact and make each spoil more quickly.
How to use: Varieties with high levels of starch, like russet potatoes, are well-suited to baking and mashing. Also good for French fries.
Nutrition: One baked medium russet potato with skin contains 168 calories, 5 grams of protein and 37 grams of carbohydrate, including 4 grams of fiber. The fiber and protein in the potato will help to fill you up so you eat fewer calories. Fiber may also help lower your risk for constipation, heart disease and diabetes.
Consuming a medium russet potato provides you with vitamin B-6, niacin, folate, thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin C. Vitamin B-6, niacin, folate, thiamine and riboflavin are B vitamins, which turn the food you eat into energy, help your nervous system function properly and keep your hair, skin, eyes and liver healthy. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant and is important for growing new tissues and repairing wounds.