Idaho Potato Wall Chart Simplifies Selection

Free Poster Identifies Over 25 Varieties and Their Characteristics

Idaho Potato Wall Chart Simplifies SelectionOne potato, two potato…and more. The state of Idaho produces over 25 potato varieties, and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is proud to promote them all. From the popular Russet Burbank to the delectable Cal Red to exotically named Russian Banana Fingerling, Idaho produces a potato to meet every recipe requirement. For example, the Russet Burbank, with its distinctive, earthy flavor and high solids content makes the ideal baking potato and is a popular variety for French fries, while many chefs chose the waxy, firm textured Cal Red to boil or steam for potato salad.

For operators who need help selecting just the right potato for their needs, the IPC has developed a “Our Most Popular Varieties” web page with a link for a downloadable Idaho Potato Varieties poster to take the guesswork out of purchasing. Click on each photo/description to find out more about the variety’s appearance, flavor profile and recommended usage. Or, download the printable poster, suitable for display in prep area or culinary education classroom.

All natural and packed with goodness (for just 110 calories, a medium skin-on potato contributes more potassium than a banana, nearly half the daily value of vitamin C, and is an excellent source of fiber), Idaho potatoes provide a tasty foundation for appetizers, salads, sides, entrées and desserts. Equally important, American diners love potatoes. In a new survey by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), 97% of Americans said they eat potatoes, and more than 81% enjoy them as a side dish, snack or main course on average of three days per week. (Survey conducted by Kelton Global, January 2014.)

Operators can visit to browse the IPC’s comprehensive recipe database, refer to a helpful size guide and Idaho potato preparation tips, and find answers and solutions to operational and culinary FAQs.
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About the Idaho Potato Commission
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain–fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiate Idaho potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit:

Idaho Potato Wall Chart Simplifies Selection