National Potato Lovers Day – February 8

National Potato Lovers Day

Potato french fries

 Facts on Potatoes 

  • Potatoes are among the highest potassium content of commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.
  • Potatoes in all forms contribute less than 3% of all calories in adult diets.
  • Idaho is top on the top ten lists of potato producing states; they produce over 14.3 billion pounds. Washington is second a9 9 billion pounds of potatoes.
  • Most exported potatoes or 62% of exports are made into frozen fries.
  • Potato is the fourth largest food crop in terms of fresh produce after rice, wheat, and corn.