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Potatoes: Red

Potatoes are broken into four basic categories: russet, long white, round white and round red.
Red potatoes

Red potatoes

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 medium potato (0g)
Servings Per Container 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 2%
Iron 8%
Vitamin D 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
Potatoes
Food Type(s)
  • Vegetable

Usage

Baked, roasted, fried, boiled and added to salads.

Selection

Good quality red potatoes will be firm, smooth skinned and have bright red coloring. They should have few eyes, and those few eyes should be shallow.

Avoid

Avoid potatoes that are soft, wrinkled, have cuts in the skin or are green tinted.

Storage

Potatoes should be stored in a cool place away from light. Potatoes will keep one to two weeks. Any moisture will encourage sprouting so an ideal storage area for potatoes is dry -- avoid the refrigerator! Also avoid storing potatoes with onions. Though the two vegetables require similar storage conditions, onions will encourage potatoes to spoil.