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Can I safely freeze an already blanched potato?
Yes. Most commercial frozen potato products have been subject to a blanching or equivalent prior to packaging. This does two things: It helps prevent the potato from discoloring (as potato starch will convert to sugar when held too cold for too long a period, resulting in discoloration). Secondly, the potato can be prepared more quickly at the final preparation point.
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Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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