14,000 Tons of Potatoes to Be Sold for Rosh Hashanah in Israel


potatoesA survey conducted by the Avshalom institute regarding the consumption of potatoes for the Yom Tov of Rosh Hashanah states that 61% of Israelis are buying potatoes at least once a week or more. Approximately 14,000 tons of potatoes, worth about 80 million NIS, will be sold for Rosh Hashanah according to the survey. This is an increase of 35% compared with current consumption of potatoes during the year’.

28% of Israelis noted when buying potatoes that the most important detail is the color of the potatoes. 24% said the most important thing is the size and 20% said the shape. Only 3.7% said the price is the most aspect to consider when buying potatoes.

47.6% indicated that they preferred red potatoes for the preparation of French fries, while 47.7% indicated that they preferred a white potato for baking and cooking.

50% prefer to buy loose potatoes in the market and 37.7% prefer to buy bagged potatoes in the supermarket or grocery store.

 {Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}