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  • Rainbow Potato Roast

    In a February 26th  article posted in the New York Times Recipes for Health series, cookbook author Martha Rose Shulman celebrates the glory of roasted potatoes. A perfect winter veggie side dish, and so easy...Read more and get the recipe

  • Treat Yourself to Potatoes: The Surprising Spud

    At Penobscot McCrum, we are big believers in the nutritional benefits of baked potatoes. After all, baked potatoes are our meat and…potatoes. But even those of us who love our baked potatoes occasionally find other ways to enjoy spuds. Potato donuts anyone?...Read More

  • Potatoes and Potassium: The Next Hot Nutrient

    Concern over the national “potassium deficit” is growing, as research continues to show that very few of us get enough of this vital nutrient––a mineral that plays a key role in reducing the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Ninety-seven percent of us do not have an adequate intake of potassium, a fact that led Purdue University nutrition researcher Berdine Martin to predict that potassium may become the next “hot” nutrient. Read more.

  • Spotlight on White Veggies

    Recently the Association for Potato Research and Education (APRE) has been drawing public attention to the findings of a Purdue University symposium that focused on the nutritional contributions of white vegetables to the American diet. Suggesting that white vegetables are a “forgotten source of nutrients,” the scientists enumerated the considerable benefits of foods like potatoes, cauliflower, mushrooms, garlic, onions...Read more.

  • Spuds Play By School Rules

    As we head into the start of another school year, we focus once again on the subject of healthy school lunches. This year the issue of healthier school snacks is also on the table. School foodservice directors have been working hard to modify their menus to meet these standards in ways that are appealing to their school-age customers and affordable within their tightening budgets. Potatoes can be a great fit to accomplish both goals. Read more.

    For several years, school foodservice directors have been working hard to modify their school lunch menus to meet these standards in ways that are appealing to their school-age customers and affordable within their tightening budgets. Potatoes can be a great fit to accomplish both goals. - See more at: http://www.penobscotmccrum.com/blog/post.php?s=2013-08-19-spuds-play-by-school-rules#sthash.YGWINK2y.dpufRead More
  • Potatoes: Gluten Free, Naturally

    As National Potato Month comes to a close…and the Maine potato harvest steps up, it is a good time to remember all the things that potatoes are…and aren’t.  Potatoes are naturally gluten free. Given that the market for gluten-free products is experiencing double-digit growth, expected to reach more than $6 billion by 2018*, it’s good to know that potatoes fit neatly into the diets of those who need to, or prefer to, avoid gluten. Read more.

  • Penobscot McCrum Potatoes: Our Roots Go Deep

    Behind Penobscot McCrum’s popular specialty products, high-tech processing facilities, and modern quality-control methods is a multi-generational potato farming family from Aroostook County, Maine. The McCrums have been farming this northern region of Maine, known as “The County,” since the late 1880s, when my great grandfather Lemuel and his wife Ada first began cultivating their potato fields in Mars Hill.  More.