WE STRIVE TO EDUCATE ABOUT POTATOES
Retail stores and restaurants use Alberta table potatoes which have been marketed
through potato packing facilities, where they are washed, graded
and several smaller farmer-owned packing operations,
Cooking PotatoesThere's no limit to what you can do with potatoes. From breakfast to dessert, there are so many different ways to prepare potatoes for your favorite dish.
Growing PotatoesBy purchasing certified seed potatoes for your garden, you are more apt to grow a healthy potato plant. All seed potatoes in Alberta are CFIA inspected. Selecting the proper place in your garden is key to avoid disease...
Storing PotatoesPotatoes should be stored in a cool, dark, well-ventilated environment to prevent sprouting. They should not be stored in the fridge. They can be kept for a long time if stored under ideal conditions...
Potatoes have the power to fuel your body and provide a ton of nutrients.
Need a boost? Eat a potato.
One medium potato provides building blocks for bones, muscles, skin and blood and has as much protein as one egg.
Potatoes are high in potassium and low in sodium for a healthy diet and also have iron and magnesium. There is more potassium in a potato than there is in a banana!
Potatoes are rich in the B Vitamins, especially B6, thiamine and niacin. One potato has 8 times the amount of niacin than in a glass of milk. B6 is important to your immune system and helps regulate blood sugar.
Potatoes have 0 mg of sodium. A good choice for low sodium diets.
Cholesterol & Fat
Not only does this vegetable have great taste, it is inexpensive and nutritious. Potatoes contain 0% fat and are cholesterol free. It is best to eat the skin to double your nutrients!
Potatoes are high in water-absorbing fibre which makes one feel more satisfied and less hungry. Fibre aids in healthy digestion along with the prevention of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
The Vitamin C and other phenolic compounds contained in potatoes can offer protection against some diseases. Potatoes provide a significant amount of Vitamin C in our diets if we consume them regularly.
Carb's are an important nutritional component and provide energy for the body. If the carbohydrate reserves in the body become depleted, muscle fatigue sets in. It is important to eat enough carbs to maintain the body's glycogen stores. To improve your performance, eat potatoes regularly.
A 148g potato has more Vitamin C than 3 apples. It protects your body from infection and is vital to the formation of healthy teeth and bones. It's also needed to help your body absorb iron.
A potato weighing 148g has seven times as much iron as a glass of milk. It helps your body resist infection and converts food to energy.
With 21% of the RDA, there are a wide variety of benefits, like nerve and cardiovascular health, relief from PMS, migraines, asthma and stress.
there's so many to choose from
Did you know there are over 200 varieties of potatoes grown in Alberta that fall into either the process, seed or table industry. While Alberta potato growers produce, on average, more than 49 different varieties of fresh table potatoes each year, the most popular varieties of table potatoes are Russet, Norland and Yukon Gold.
Learn what variety works best in your favourite recipe.