The executive director of the Potato Union, Aleksey Krasilnikov, noted that at present there are 432 varieties of red and white potatoes in the Russian register.
According to the expert, they all differ in their technological application: there are those that are suitable for making salads, for frying and for cooking.
It is impossible to choose potatoes by color - boiled varieties are found among both white and red potatoes.
- It would be nice if the sellers in the stores indicated the variety, then consumers could, for example, read information about it and the starch content on the Internet and draw conclusions. Such marking would be beneficial to both manufacturers and retail chains, - the expert explained in the commentary to Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
He noted that this practice is often used in European countries. Potatoes are packed in different packages: green - for salads, orange - for frying, red - for cooking.
A source: https://vm.ru