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Difference Between Idaho® Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Apr 8, 2019
Q: Dr. Potato, if you were stuck on a deserted island with only one choice, would you rather have Idaho® potatoes or sweet potatoes?
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Idaho® Potatoes and Carbohydrates

Apr 3, 2019
Q: I’m thinking about cutting back on carbohydrates, but still love to eat Idaho® potatoes. How exactly do potatoes fit into the whole, anti-carb diet craze?
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Are All of the Nutrients in the Skin of the Potato?

Mar 29, 2019
Q: I’ve always heard that potato nutrition is all in the skin. My wife says this is just a myth. Who’s correct?
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Where Can I Buy Idaho® Potatoes in the United States?

Mar 27, 2019
Q: I grew up watching 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?' Now I’m grown up, and with my enriched knowledge of geography I want to know: Where in the U.S. can I find delicious, fresh Idaho® Potatoes?
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Can I Eat Idaho® Potatoes and Still Lose Weight?

Mar 8, 2019
Q: I love, love, love Idaho® potatoes. However, I’d also love to lose the love handles and get my weight under control. Is it possible to include Idaho potatoes in a weight-management program?
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Will Consuming Idaho® Potatoes with Green Patches Make Me Sick?

Feb 27, 2019
Q: Dr. Potato, I know that long exposure to light makes the potato skin turn a greenish color. I’ve always just peeled away the green and used the potatoes as normal without any issues. Other people have told me this isn’t safe to do. What does the science say about this?
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If I Remove Sprouts Off My Stored Potatoes, Will It Increase Their Storage Life?

Feb 20, 2019
Q: Some of my stored potatoes are sprouting. My question is, will removing the sprouts from the stored potatoes increase their storage life? No light, stored at 48°F, fairly high humidity in unheated area in the basement.
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How Do I Prevent Potatoes from Turning Black When Frying or Cooking?

Feb 13, 2019
Q: How do we prevent potatoes that we planted from turning black when frying or cooking  (not when peeling)?
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What is the Calorie Content of the Potato Skin?

Feb 8, 2019
Q: I understand that there are 110 calories in an medium size potato. Can you tell me the calorie content of the SKIN of the baked potato? Thank you!
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Do You Have a Foodservice Potato-Based Business Plan for My College Course?

Feb 5, 2019
Q: I am a college student in the final semester of a Marketing and Management program. For my Entrepreneurship class, we have been assigned to create a business plan. I am wondering what, if any, help would be available for a foodservice potato-based business? My idea is a food truck or a small fast food establishment that serves everything potato: Stuffed baked potatoes, fresh fries, hash browns, mashed potatoes, and dishes such as chili-stuffed baked potatoes, BBQ pork stuffed baked potatoes, poutine, Grandpa’s Noodles (chicken noodle soup over mashed) etc. My background is in cooking, I am a disabled veteran of the US Army and have been working in the foodservice industry for 30 years. Thank you for any advice or direction you may have to offer.
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