Different Colors of Potatoes - 5 Amazing

Have you ever wondered about the different colors of potatoes? I am not talking about 50 shades of brown. I am talking about actual colors.

Do questions about different colors of potatoes distract you from your work or romantic life? Fret not,  because tiny man will clarify all your doubts and answer all your questions.

1. Different Colors of Potatoes - Yellow Potatoes

Yellow potatoes are here, there and every where. They need no introduction.

Their color varies from yellow to golden

Different Colors of Potatoes - Yellow Potatoes

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Also read this interesting discussion confirming that Yukon Gold is actually a variety of yellow potatoes.

2. Different Colors of Potatoes - Brown Potatoes

Different Colors of Potatoes - Brown Potatoes
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They are generally oblong or slightly flattened oval in shape. Brown potatoes are also known as russets in the US.

3. Different Colors of Potatoes - Red Potatoes

Different Colors of Potatoes - Red Potatoes

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Red potatoes have red skin but are white inside. Examples are "Red Pontiac" and "Norland". The potatoes are deep-eyed and round with dark red skin and white waxy flesh. Source

Usage: baking, boiling, mashing, roasting or in salads

4. Different Colors of Potatoes - Purple 'n Violet Potatoes

Different Colors of Potatoes - Purple 'n Violet Potatoes
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Vitelotte is a gourmet French variety of blue-violet potato cultivated in France for the last 200 years. The French word vitelotte derives from the archaic French: vit, meaning "penis". Source.

5. Different Colors of Potatoes - Blue Potatoes

 Different Colors of Potatoes - Blue Potatoes

The potato is a deep indigo blue. The blue color comes from the presence of anthocyanin, which is an antioxidant. Source.

Even Belarusian scientists have started developing blue colored spuds as per the Minsk Novosti news website. Source.


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  1. wow... isn't it cool... :-) Loved the pictures..

  2. I have eaten just the first 2 varieties. I wonder how others taste. Great post.

    1. Same here. Yellow and brown is my poison. Thanks for the comment!

  3. Subhodeep, I'm here to brag that I've cooked with all colors of potatoes! IMO, purple ones taste the best, followed by the yukon golds :)

    1. Wow. That's amazing! Good to know. Do keep me posted if you come across anything new.

  4. I did not know there are so many varieties and shades of potatoes.

  5. Had never seen the violets......amazing....

    1. Thanks for the appreciation Sunaina. Glad you liked it!

  6. That's interesting , purple potato with antioxidants.... A comination of Nutrition colour and taste ... Nice post :)


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