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What is the difference between Idaho and Russet Potatoes?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Oct 13, 2020

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B. Denton

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Answered Oct 13, 2020

Idaho potatoes are potatoes that are grown in Idaho in the United States while russet is one of the Idaho-grown potatoes in Idaho and other states in the United State.

Idaho potatoes are the potatoes grown in the American state of Idaho. There are more than 30 different varieties of potatoes grown in Idaho state. Examples are russet Burbank, Yukon gold, fingerlings, red, etc. What differentiate Idaho potatoes from other potatoes is the taste.

Russet potatoes are grown in many states of the United States. It is the most common type of potatoes in the United States. Russet potatoes are also called russet Burbank or Burbank potato. A russet potato is oval and has brown skin. Russet potatoes have 120 -135 calories per average-sized potatoes.

It is also rich in vitamin B6, vitamin C, it has a high sugar content and low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fats.

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Answered Oct 08, 2020

Idaho and Russet are known to be potatoes. There are different varieties that are available for each one. Idaho is known for producing quality potatoes and Russets are just one of the variety of potatoes that they sell.

There are a lot of Americans that call Russet potatoes as Idaho potatoes because they feel that these two are the same. Take note though that they should not be interchanged because they are different from each other.

When you say Idaho potatoes, this means that you are referring to where the potatoes are harvested. When you say russet potatoes, this means that you are referring to the type of potato that you would need to have.

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M. Krasinski

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Answered May 06, 2020

The little differences between Idaho and Russet Potatoes are very easy to understand. Idaho potatoes are potatoes that are grown in one of the states in America, i.e., Idaho state. It is important to know that there is no single variety of potato that is called Idaho potato. However, Idaho potato is just a general name for every potato grown in the state.

This means there are different kinds or varieties of Idaho potatoes, such as Yukon Gold, Red, Russet Burbank, Fingerlings, etc. On the other hand, Russet Burbank or Russet potatoes are the most common potatoes out of other varieties that are grown in Idaho State.

It has brown skin and is oval on the shape. Russet potatoes are mostly prepared by frying, mashing or baking. At times, they can be boiled and used in soups. Idaho potatoes are very common due to the fact that they are grown under a favorable climate and good soil.

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