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My Mother Was Recently Placed On A Low-Sodium Diet

Jul 19, 2014
Q: This is a nutrition question that wasn’t answered on your (very comprehensive) FAQ page. My mother was recently placed on a low-sodium diet. We enjoy eating baked potatoes at restaurants, and some of the establishments we frequent salt the skin of the potatoes before baking. We understand there to be very little sodium in an unsalted baked potato. However, if one were to eat a baked potato prepared with a salted skin, and did not eat the skin (only the inside), is much of that sodium absorbed? Or does it primarily remain on the skin and the inside could be viewed as having relatively low sodium content? I’m hoping that a nutritionist or food science associated with your commission might be able to provide perspective on this, because we really would like to continue to enjoy baked potatoes at restaurants.
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Nutritionally, Am I Saving Calories By Eating A Plain Sweet Potato Instead Of An Idaho® Baked Potato?

Feb 19, 2014
Q: I love potatoes but a lot of my friends make faces at me when I order them baked instead of choosing a baked sweet potato. Other than that carotene thing, are sweet potatoes that much more nutritious?
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Watching Your Potato "Waste" Line

Jan 24, 2014
Q: I have done all kinds of trimming back to save on food costs at my restaurant, what can I make sure I am doing with potatoes?
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How To Bake More Than Just A Few Potatoes In The Oven At The Same Time

Jan 16, 2014
Q: Can I bake 20 Idaho potatoes in my convection oven at the same time? How long, and what temperature?  Thank you.
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Can I Freeze Mashed Potatoes?

Jan 11, 2014
Q: I made more potatoes than I needed for a party, now I need to know…can I freeze Mashed potatoes?
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Take-Out French Fry Containers

Jan 8, 2014
Q: I see all kinds of French fry cups, boats, paper containers, which pop up and vary from flat shapes to cones. Is there any specific fry container that you recommend?
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What Is Wrong With This Steak And Baked Potato Picture

Jan 2, 2014
Q: I love the picture of a sizzling steak and baked potato, appearing in a food magazine article, about steakhouses. So why did Dr. Potato say there is something wrong with serving steak and baked potatoes this way?
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Wasting Without Weighing Your French Fries

Dec 20, 2013
Q: Dr. Potato, I was reading an earlier post, Looking At My French Fry Portions We Serve in Our Brew Pub, and I realized we were giving out double the portion size of Idaho® house-made fresh French Fries. What do we do now? I can’t go back to the smaller portion without potentially scaring customers away.
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The Healthiest Way To Serve An Idaho® Potato

Nov 6, 2013
Q: What is the healthiest way to serve an Idaho® potato?
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The Best Way To Open A Baked Idaho® Potato

Oct 29, 2013
Q: What's the best way to open a baked potato?
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