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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February is National Potato Lover's Month

February is National Potato Lover’s Month

The average American eats 126 pounds of potatoes each year. Wisconsin grew over 2.2 billion pounds of potatoes last year, ranking third in the nation for potato production.

One medium-sized potato only has 110 calories and is free of fat, cholesterol, sodium, and gluten. It also provides you with 45 percent of your recommended daily Vitamin C. The potato contains more potassium than a banana as well as fiber and Vitamin C. This great package makes potatoes nutritious.

According to the University of Wisconsin Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, potatoes in Wisconsin contribute a farm value of nearly $350 million and over 2,700 jobs to the Wisconsin economy. Buying Wisconsin potatoes helps support local producers while keeping the money in local communities.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

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