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Versatility Of Iconic Vegetable Highlighted on National Potato Day

By Donna Ahern
Versatility Of Iconic Vegetable Highlighted on National Potato Day

Bord Bia is encouraging all Irish people to celebrate the versatility, and value-for-money of one of Ireland’s national treasures and iconic vegetables today (5 October) which marks National Potato Day.

According to research, the household volume of potatoes purchased from March 2016 to 2017 in Ireland was 205,819 tonnes.

Potatoes remain Irelands most popular carbohydrate food.

The theme for this year’s celebration 'Potatoes: What’s Under The Skin' which will explore the nutritional profile of the popular vegetable and will offer hundreds of recipe ideas, tips and cooking advice via

“We are in an era where people have more food choices than ever before, and are increasingly health conscious. So the fact that potatoes are naturally fat-free and gluten free is hugely positive in their favour." Lorcan Bourke, potato sector manager with Bord Bia said.


"We are keen to highlight to people that potatoes are a true international food with delicious recipes available from all over the world."

Research shows that household spend on potatoes from March 2016 to 2017 was €195 million.

© 2017 - Checkout Magazine by Donna Ahern

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