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Today potatoes are the world's fourth largest food crop with China being the number one producer. Everyone is familiar with the traditional Russet, White or Red potatoes we see in the supermarket, however, recently several new offerings can now be found in your favorite Produce department. Once known only by chefs, caterers, and restaurateurs, these “gourmet” potato varieties are gaining in popularity with everyday consumers.
Here are some of those varieties:
Klondike Rose™ - A beautiful rose-colored skin with an amazing gold-colored flesh and taste that is simply unbelievable.
Yukon Gold - This variety has a light, buttery-looking yellow interior and a smooth, creamy yellow skin virtually free from eyes or depression. They are excellent baked, mashed or roasted.
Purple Potatoes - Also called Blue Potatoes truly are naturally purple. This is from the same powerful antioxidant that gives blueberries their brilliant color. Purple Peruvian Potatoes were some of the first potatoes ever harvested. Traditionally used in Mexican cooking, purple potatoes are gaining popularity in the U.S. They have a naturally creamy flavor and texture and hold their shape well for salads. They are perfect for a purple potato salad, fried or baked purple chips, or purple mashed potatoes.
Fingerling Potatoes - Gourmet fingerling potatoes add flavor as well as nutrition to a variety of dishes. These potatoes are small in size and, as the name suggests, resemble a finger in shape. Their diminutive size makes them convenient, flavorful and versatile. Three popular varieties are:
Russian Banana - The superstar of the fingerlings and a favorite among chefs, heralded for their excellent flavor and versatility. These yellow, banana-shaped, waxy-type tubers with firm texture are great baked, boiled or steamed.
French - A gourmet quality fingerling with satin purple-pink skin and yellow flesh with an interior ring of pink when cut across.
Rose Finn Apple - Truly the classic European fingerling with its slender shape, rose-colored skin and firm yellow flesh. This savory delight is favored as a puree to thicken soups, sauces and gravies but also makes a delectable roasting potato.
Only 100 calories per serving, potatoes are fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free. Potatoes supply 18% of the daily needs of potassium, 45% of the RDA for Vitamin C and 10% of the RDA of vitamin B6. A serving contains 4 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and 26 grams of carbohydrates.