Red Potatoes are small to medium in size and are round or oval with a somewhat uniform shape. The thin skin is ruby to deep red and is smooth with some light brown speckling, spots, and indentations. When cooked, Red potatoes have a waxy and dense texture and a mild, buttery, and earthy flavor. Red potatoes are particularly healthy because of their thin, nutrient-filled skins, which are loaded with fiber, B vitamins, iron, and potassium. Half of the fiber of a potato comes from the skin. On red potatoes, in particular, the skin is already super thin, so it doesn't detract from the taste or texture.