Did you know there are over 100 potatoe varieties? Of the varieties, they fall into several types, each has a slightly different texture & taste as well as use. Here is a list of the most common types:
- Russet; light & fluffy: used best for baking; mashing, frying or roasting.
- Red; creamy or smooth: used best for soups & stews, salads & roasting.
- White; starchy, creamy & fluffy: used best for mashing, salads, steaming/boiling.
- Yellow; waxy & moist: used best for grilling, roasting & mashing.
Potatoes also offer nutritional value; they are a good source of potassium, fiber, iron and vitamin C. They Also are cholesterol free!