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Idaho Potato Commission’s “Ask Dr. Potato” fast becoming the most referenced online resource

Forgot how long it takes to bake a potato or if spuds should be stored in the refrigerator? Answers to these questions and hundreds more can easily be found at Dr. Potato on the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) website.

The Commission says in a press release that with over 1.23 million page views this year alone and answers to more than 700 questions, Dr. Potato functions as an in-depth catalogue of potato topics.

“Dr. Potato was born because we were receiving hundreds of questions about potatoes from consumers and foodservice operators. Since many of the questions were recurring, we thought it would be most efficient to post them online so folks could access them immediately and at any time of day,” explained Frank Muir, President & CEO, IPC.

“Subsequently, it has become the most popular section on the website. If by chance you have a question we haven’t answered yet, no problem. Submit it and we’ll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.”  

Dr. Potato has become a go-to resource for reporters who need reliable information fast. Dr. Potato has been referenced in popular news sites like CNN, Wine Spectator, Mashed, Tree Hugger and The List to name a few.

Here are some of the most popular Dr. Potato questions of all time: 

Folks also are curious about the potato’s nutritional profile: 

During the pandemic, many sought answers to their storage questions:

And, there are always a few unconventional ones…

Source: Idaho Potato Commission

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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