Although potatoes are basic food, they are extremely healthy. Our potatoes contain lots of vitamins, minerals, fiber and starch. As an addition, our unprepared potatoes do not contain a gram of fat!
A normal portion of potatoes (around 150 grams) contains:
- 24% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, which is 50 milligrams.
- 10 to 15% of the daily needed amount of magnesium and iron.
- 50% of the daily needed amount of potassium.
It is clear that people need vitamin C. Magnesium is essential because a lack of it can cause serious panic attacks. To continue, iron is essential for the production of red blood cells, whereas potassium is needed to guarantee a normal heart rate.
Using and storing potatoes
Treat potatoes carefully, by punches or falls they will produce bruises, just like a human! It is not dangerous for your health, as these bruises do not affect the taste, but they do become less pretty.
Potatoes can be stored best out of the packaging, on a cool, dark and dry place. It is especially important to store them in a dark place, because the potato turns green as a reaction to daylight. If potatoes turn green, the green parts have to be cut out before using them. When potatoes are stored in a place that is too hot they can start sprouting, which causes loss of nutrition value and it makes potatoes become chewy.
The potatoes that originate from the Netherlands, are mainly grown in “de Hoekse Waard” and in the province of Zeeland. The clay grounds in these areas suit the growing of potatoes better, making them a delicious and high-quality product.
Every grower that Jansen-Dongen imports potatoes from is “Global Gap” certified, meaning that (among others) the demands for security of the food and the environmental demands are being taken into account at the desired level.
The agronomist of Jansen-Dongen takes care of the growth planning and the accompaniment in the growth process. The reason he does so is that it offers us, -and therewith you- the possibility to get the right potatoes at the exact time a client wants them.
And it works..
Jansen-Dongen has got the exclusive right to grow the French breeds of Amandine and Chérie in the Netherlands.