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White Round Potato Glossary Term
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A variety of potato that is more evenly round and a bit smaller than the russet potato. The white round potato a medium level of starch, which is less starch than the russet and a finer texture. With a white colored, dense flesh, this potato provides a creamy textured result after being cooked, producing meat that holds its shape well. White round potatoes are best suited to boiling than baking so it is a good choice for making mashed potatoes.

When selecting, choose those that are firm and plump, avoiding those that have shriveled skins, sprouting eyes, soft spots, blemishes and green spots. Store potatoes in a cool dry place. They will keep at room temperature for up to two weeks and longer when stored in cool temperatures. Do not store in the refrigerator because the cold temperatures will convert the starches into sugar and the potato will become sweet and turn a dark color when cooked. Do not store with onions, the gas given off by onions accelerate the decay of potatoes.

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