SANTA MONICA—On Westside TV’s recent Market Report, Jacki Karsh interviewed Weiser Family Farm for the latest on the potato crop. As the holiday season approaches, many will be considering different varieties and ways to cook potatoes this year.
During the interview with Eva from Weiser Family Farm, Eva highlights a few specific variants in the potato family.
She states how the satin yellow potato is good for boiling and mashing, as well as having a more buttery texture and flavor. The fingerling potato is very similar to the satin yellow in terms of best-use, but is less buttery. Another segment was the banana potato, which boasts a slightly sweeter flavor profile and has a shape that is a bit banana-like as well.
Alex, another representative of the farm interviewed by Karsh, pointed out that when it comes to picking potatoes, the classic technique of choosing fresh and in-season ingredients yields the best results.
“They’re delicious, nutritious, and feel good in your stomach. And I think they’re one of the healthiest foods and a good staple that everybody should have in their diet,” says Alex of Weiser Family Farm.
According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, potatoes are considered a staple crop in many countries. They are a good source of vitamin B6, copper, potassium, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B3, phosphorous, pantothenic acid, and fiber.
There are thought to be more than 4,000 potato variations in existence, most notably found in the Andes Mountains.