In fact, potatoes are America’s favorite and most versatile vegetable.

Potatoes are considered a starchy vegetable, similar to corn, peas, lentils and beans. Potatoes are underground tubers that grow on the roots of the potato plant. A part of the nightshade family, potatoes are related to other plants such as tomatoes and tobacco. They are annual plants, typically planted in spring and harvested in fall.

Potatoes require less water than other crops; and do not need large amounts fertilizer or chemicals, contributing to a more sustainable earth. Learn more about Tasteful Selections’ sustainability efforts here.

Not only are potatoes a vegetable, but they are packed with nutrients. Potatoes are excellent sources of Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and complex Carbohydrates. In addition, they are fat free, sodium free, cholesterol free and gluten free. For more nutritional information on potatoes, visit our product page.

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