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Idaho potato facts from idaho potato.com

How do I know I'm buying Idaho potatoes?
To be sure you're getting genuine, top-quality Idaho Potatoes, look for the "Grown In Idaho" seal, which features a silhouette of the state of Idaho, and for the registered certification mark, "Idaho Potatoes." Genuine Idaho potatoes have a rounded, somewhat elongated shape, few and shallow eyes, net-textured skin and a deep brown color. Look for clean, smooth, firm-textured potatoes that have no cuts, bruises or discoloration.

Are there two grades of Idaho potatoes, or two varieties?
There are two grades of potatoes typically sold in food service, a #1 potato from Idaho comes packed in cartons and has less defects, a nice oval shape with few eyes. The #2 is commonly used in situations where the overall appearance is not as important such as freshly made French fries, mashed potatoes or hash browns. The #2 is packed in burlap bags, plastic or paper bags or can also be sourced in a one-piece box.

What is the scientific name of an Idaho potato?
The terminology Idaho potato refers to any potato grown in Idaho. There are several varieties, the most common traditionally is the Idaho Russet Burbank which is named after the famed scientist Luther Burbank. Another variety gaining in popularity in grocery stores is the Idaho Russet Norkotah. Look for the certification mark on the bag or box with the “Grown in Idaho” seal to be sure you are getting genuine Idaho Potatoes when you buy.

What makes Idaho Potatos so good?
Idaho grown potatoes have a high solids content, so there's more potato and less water. The high quantity of starch grains cook to a light, fluffy texture and full, firm appearance when properly prepared.

Wiki says that McDonald's french fries are made exclusively from Idaho potatos, but I'm not sure about wiki these days


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