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Potatoes

Nutrition Benefits

Potassium: may help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Vitamin C: helps heal cuts and wounds and helps the immune system.

Selection

Choose potatoes that are firm and smooth with few eyes (dents). Avoid potatoes with sprouts, soft spots or a greenish color.

Storing

Store in a cool, dark, well ventilated place for use within 3-5 weeks.

Cleaning

Rinse potatoes under cool running water and scrub with a vegetable brush before eating.

Preparing

Preheat oven to 425°F.  Prick potatoes twice with a fork. Place potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake about 1 hour or until potatoes are cooked through. Serve immediately or let cool, then refrigerate in a sealed container and use within 4 days.

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