Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Potatoes, Russet

Department of Defense fact sheet containing nutritional information for russet potatoes.

Product Description

Good-quality Russet potatoes should be firm, have a net-like texture to the skin, and russet-brown coloring. Russets should have very few shallow eyes. Potatoes should be heavy for their size without sprouts or a greenish cast.

Peak Growing Season

Russet potatoes are available throughout the year.

Uses

Russet potatoes can be used for baking, mashing, roasting, and boiling. Russet potatoes can also be used in salads.

Preparation

Wash thoroughly before cutting and cooking.

Storage

Russet potatoes should be stored between 40–50 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 85–90 percent. Store the potatoes in a cool, dry, well ventilated, dark place to protect them from light exposure and to inhibit sprouts from growing.

Best If Used By

Potatoes can be stored unwashed in a cool dark place for up to five weeks.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup of chopped cooked russet potato provides:

Calories 59 kcal
Protein 1.60 g
Carbohydrate 13.55 g
Fat 0.06 g
Saturated Fat 0.020 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.64 mg
Vitamin C 4.3 mg
Vitamin A 0 RAE
Calcium 10 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g

Sources of Information

Produce Marketing Association [http://www.pma.com] External link opens in new window or tab.
Produce Oasis [http://www.produceoasis.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition Data Laboratory [http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-45-00] External link opens in new window or tab.
Dole [http://www.dole.com] External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Amy Bell | abell@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-5051 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • SNP Administrative Review (updated 15-Feb-2017)
    Includes information, regulations, procedures, and updates on the School Nutrition Programs administrative review.
  • CNIPS Training Registration (added 14-Feb-2017)
    Information about CDE-sponsored courses, training locations, and registrations are available on the CNIPS Training Registration Web page. This Web page is accessed from the CNIPS Home Page by selecting the Training Registration link.
  • Food Service Management Company Rebids 2017-18 (added 14-Feb-2017)
    School Food Authorities required to rebid Food Service Management Company contracts for School Year 2017-18.
  • Two-cent Differential Reimbursement for New SFAs (added 30-Jan-2017)
    MB SNP-04-2017, USDA Policy Memo SP 30-2014: Determining Eligibility for Two-cent Differential Reimbursement and SP 23-2005: Eligibility for Severe Need Rates for the School Breakfast Program.
  • Health and Safety Permit and Fire Inspection (added 24-Jan-2017)
    Management Bulletin CACFP-07-2016: Health and Safety Permit and Fire Inspection Requirements for License-exempt Centers.

  • Eligibility Requirements for Military Families (added 19-Jan-2017)
    Management Bulletin CNP-02-2017, USDA Policy Memo SP 06-2010, CACFP 03-2010, SFSP 04-2010 Revised: Eligibility Requirements for Military Families.
  • 2017–18 SBP and SFSP Start-up and Expansion Grants (added 04-Jan-2017)
    Management Bulletin SNP-01-2017/SFSP01-2017: CEC Section 49550.3: Availability of School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up and Expansion Grants for State Fiscal Year 2017-18 Request for Applications.