Potatoes – Dutch Cream 1kg WASHED

$6.50

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Description

What to look for

Choose potatoes with no cuts, bruises, green patches or shoots. A smooth looking potato is not necessarily better than a misshapen one as some varieties characteristically have skins that are netted or have eyes in them. A potato does not have to look good to cook well.

Potatoes are classed as either ‘waxy and smooth’, or ‘floury and fluffy’. The potatoes that are less waxy or less floury are considered general purpose potatoes and can be used for all cooking methods, however, the end result may not be as good as a potato labelled for baking, or a potato labeled for mashing etc. Look for potatoes that have been cook tested and labelled accordingly, for example, ‘boiling’, ‘salads’, ‘mashing’ or ‘baking’. For best results select the right type of potato for the job.

As the growing season progresses, potatoes change; for example, an early season (October) Ilam Hardy is quite waxy; by mid season it is a good general purpose potato; by the end of the season when more of the natural sugars have converted to starch, it tends to be floury. However, not all potatoes show such a range of characteristics. Weather, climate and soil have a dramatic effect on the cooking performance of a potato. The flavour is also influenced.

A ‘new potato’ potato is a young potato characterised by soft skin, so delicate it can be easily flicked off with your fingers. If you cannot flick off the skin, then the potato you have is not a new potato. New potatoes, with their waxy texture and sweet taste, are delicious boiled and used in salads.

Availability

Available: all year

Store

Store potatoes in a well-ventilated, cool, dark place. Do not refrigerate, as there will be noticeable flavour changes.

How to prepare

Always choose the right variety for the end use; waxy, smooth textured potatoes for boiling, salads, braises and stews; floury, fluffy textures for baking, mashing, roasting, chips and wedges.

Preparation and cooking methods such as peeling and roasting/deep-frying in fat or oil can remove valuable nutrients and greatly increase the fat and energy content of potatoes.  Adding toppings high in fat such as butter and sour cream also raises the fat and energy (kilojoule) content of an otherwise low fat food.

Cooking methods

Bake, boil, braise, microwave, roast, steam, stew, stir fry, stuff. Click here for recipes.

Nutrition

As potatoes are eaten so frequently in meals of Australians they are an important source of nutrients in the diet. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C [19mg/150g – 150g is about the weight of a medium potato] because Australians eat potatoes often, they can provide 47% of an adult’s daily vitamin C intake. Potatoes are a high in carbohydrate and for this reason are an important source of energy in the diet.

They are a good source of vitamin C, a source of dietary fibre, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin and magnesium, and contain potassium. The coloured skin and flesh varieties contain higher levels of phytonutrients. These include phenolic acids (many present in the skin), carotenoids and anthocyanins (red skinned varieties).

Nutrition table

POTATOES Raw
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 potato = 150g
Average Quantity % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity
per serving per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 470/112 5% 313/75
Protein (g) 3.1 6% 2.2
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0% 0.1
 – saturated (g) 0.02 0% 0.01
Available carbohydrate (g) 23.2 7% 15.4
 – sugars (g) 0.5 1% 0.3
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.6 1.7 A source of dietary fibre
Sodium (mg) 4 0% 3
Vitamin C (mg) 19 47% RDI* 12.0 A good source of vitamin C
Folate ug 21 11% RDI* 14.0 A source of folate
Niacin (mg) 2.1 21% RDI* 1.4 A source of niacin
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 0.6 11% ESADDI+ 0.4 A source of pantothenic acid
Thiamin (mg) 0.14 12% RDI* 0.09 A source of thiamin
Magnesium (mg) 34 11% RDI* 23 A source of magnesium
Potassium (mg)** 726 484 Contains potassium
Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ
Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs
*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)
**There is no labelling RDI for potassium but a claim can be made if a serve contains 200mg or more.
+ Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake
Source: FOODfiles 2018

Additional information

Weight

500gm, 1kg