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lescaster



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Location: Minnesota
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You aren't quite right about potatoes and Idaho - this is a myth perpetrated by the main-stream media.
The best potatoes/potatos are actually grown in northwestern Minnesota in the Red River Valley.

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Sara Leigh



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Can you back that up with clinical results? I mean, if it's a fact, there must be something published, right?

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sgt_steve



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The best potatoes are those cooked and eaten within hours of being dug up.

Beets, too.

In fact, that's true of a lot of vegetables. But especially beets and potatoes. If you've never eaten new potatoes and beets, you just don't know what you're missing.

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lescaster



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Sure - I have some experience with a group called the Red River Potato Grower's Association - I don't think it's published, but where do you think the grower's in Idaho buy their seed stock?

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Sara Leigh



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Gee, I was just kidding. So do they buy their seed stock from the Red River Potato Grower's Association?

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lescaster



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They used to - The Red River Valley is a weird place. You may have seen pictures of the 100 year floods that seem to occur every 4 or 5 years. Much like the Valley of the Nile this is an incredibly fertile area. Not only do they grow the best spuds. but also the best sugar-beets.

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HRH Gracie



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I read somewhere in cyberspace that most of the sugar consumed in the US comes from sugar-beets these days, not from sugar cane. I think that is wild.

I have never had a fresh beet but now I think i would like to try one.

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lescaster



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Not the same kind of beet. Sugar beets are large, dirty brown things that when dropped from a farm truck doing 45 miles an hour are fully capable of taking out your windshield.

But you are right, a good share of the sugar consumed in the US today comes from the Red River Valley.

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