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Does the freshness of a potato matter? Specifically, does a "just-harvested" potato have any better qualities than say a properly stored one-month old potato?
Potatoes are the ideal vegetable, for both freshly-harvested (aka
'New') and for long-term storage. The difference between a new and
storage potato is in the water content. As time goes on a potato will,
under ideal storage conditions, lose internal water percentage. Other
than that there are few, if any differences, in performance and flavor.
Here's a link to our potato storage infographic:
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