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October 23, 2020

Idaho White Russet potatoes will be available to ship next week.   

  • Temperatures were ideal during the growth phase; very good quality and sizing are expected
  • Prices are expected to open at $0.50 to $1.00 higher than current Norkotah and Burbank prices
  • The White Russet possesses unique characteristics
    • Internal tissues remain white when cut or peeled, while conventional russet potatoes begin to darken once exposed to air/oxygen
    • These qualities offer efficiencies in the kitchen
      • Chefs do not have to soak potatoes in citric acid or sulphates
      • Kitchen shrink is reduced
      • Black spots and bruising caused by handling is reduced
    • Acrylamide is reduced 50% to 80% when baked or fried at high temperatures; studies show that acrylamide has caused cancer in animals when exposed at very high doses

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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