HOW TO CHOOSE
Choose potatoes that are firm, smooth and free of sprouts. Avoid potatoes with wrinkled skins, soft dark areas, cut surfaces or those green in appearance.
Potatoes are a good source of fiber, which can help you lose weight by keeping you full longer. Fiber can help prevent heart disease by keeping cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check. Potatoes are also full of antioxidants that work to prevent diseases and vitamins that help your body function properly.
When stored between 43–50°F (6–10°C), raw potatoes will keep for many months without spoiling . This temperature range is slightly warmer than refrigeration and can be found in cool cellars, basements, garages or sheds.