Large potatoes with dark brown skin and few eyes are known as russet potatoes. The flesh is white, dry, mealy, and ideal for french fries, baking, and mashing.
The antioxidant vitamin C is abundant in russet potatoes. Because the vitamin C in potatoes warded against scurvy, they were a life-saving food supply in earlier times. Potassium, an electrolyte that supports the function of our heart, muscles, and nervous system, is another important vitamin found in potatoes.