Boise, ID —February is Idaho® Potato Lover’s Month! For many foodservice customers a side (or base or topping) of fries is a comforting treat that defines a meal. However, according to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), they should be aware that potatoes bring much more to the plate, notably an impressive nutritional profile.
Did you know that a medium white—think Idaho® Russet—potato has 110 gluten-free calories, 36 grams of simple and complex carbs, and 2 grams of fiber? Potatoes also are packed with a healthy mixture of vitamins and minerals, including 45% of the daily recommendation for Vitamin C, more potassium than a banana, and a recognized good source of Vitamin B6.
The Idaho Potato Commission invites operators to peruse its recipe collection for inspiring ways to feature their humble tuber across all dayparts in traditional or new, trend-forward applications, like these plant-forward recipes for an exotically Indian-spiced Kerala Potato Stew or a Mediterranean-inspired Pesto Potato Salad.
About the Idaho Potato Commission Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho® potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.