PRAIRIE GOLD PRODUCE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where can I store my fresh potatoes?
The vitamins in the potato are sensitive to heat, air, light and water. Therefore, you should store the potatoes in a chilly, dark and dry place. A temperature of 44.6°F is ideal to store the potatoes (your refrigerator is usually colder than this). If the potatoes are stored at too cold of a temperature, they will dry up faster and the starch will transform to sugar. The potato then will have an unpleasant sweet taste. When frying the potatoes, they will also be a darker brown color. If the potatoes are stored at a warm temperature for too long, the tubers will start to sprout and become soft.
Should I wash my potatoes before storing?
Before storing spuds, look them over and use any bruised ones first. Since dampness can cause decay, it is best not to wash spuds before storing.
Where can I store my potato granules and how long can I store them?
The potato granules have a shelve-life up to 23 months and they do not require refrigeration but should be stored in a dry air tight container.
How are the fresh potatoes packed?
The fresh potatoes are packed in 5lb, 10lb and 20lb poly bags. We also pack in 50lb cartons for food service application.
How are the potato granules packed?
The potato granules are packed into multiwall paper bags with polyethylene liner, or into 1000 kg 'tote bags. Typical multiwall bags contain 25 kg of product
How can I get the most nutrition out of the potatoes?
To preserve the potato's abundant nutrients, cook with the skins on whenever possible and steam, rather than boil potatoes. Save the cooking water after steaming potatoes, as some of the potatoes' nutrients will have leaked into it. Use it to make gravies or bread, or to moisten mashed potatoes.
What are the nutritional facts of the potato granules?
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What is a specialty run?
A specialty run is when the line at our dehydration facility is flushed and when an adapted product (for example a reduced preservation blend) is put in our line. Afterwards the line gets flushed again and we proceed with our regular product.
What is Kosher food?
Kosher products refer to the content and production requirements. In Hebrew, kosher means 'fit' or 'proper' indicating that the food products meet the dietary requirements of Jewish law. You can find our Kosher certificates here.
What is Halal food?
Halal foods are foods that Muslims are allowed to eat or drink under Islamic Shariʻah. The criteria specify both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared. You can find our Halal certificates here.