Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

The Joys of Red Wisconsin Potatoes

May 19th, 2011 | Posted in: Cooking, Recipes

You’ve seen these red beauties in your grocery store. Firm red skin, bright white flesh — red potatoes hold their shape and moisture when cooked. That means they are perfect for potato salad, soups, roasting and stews.

Yes, Wisconsin red potatoes do add a bit of color to your meals as well — their skin stays red even when cooked. But did you know that red potatoes get their color from antioxidants, such as procyanidins, zeaxanthin, and lutein? Research shows that these antioxidants — similar to those found in broccoli and spinach —  can play a role in preventing cancer and vision loss. And they can help you recover from a tough exercise session.

Your average Wisconsin red potato has only 110 calories, is gluten, fat and sodium-free and is loaded with Vitamin C and potassium. All of this nutrition is packed into a red spud that is always tender and slightly sweet.

Enjoy some of our best Red, White and Blue Picnic Perfect Summer Recipes — featuring red potatoes:

Want to know more about red potatoes? View the Red Potatoes Tips Video.

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