World Potato Day

It’s hard to believe the ever popular and highly nutritious potato was once thought to be poisonous. Today, many different varieties of red-, brown- and yellow-skinned potatoes compete for space on our plates.

The humble spud is one of the most popular foods of the western world. The word ‘potato’ comes from the Caribbean word batata, which means sweet potato. The potato is part of the same family as the tomato, eggplant, pepper and deadly nightshade.

Potatoes are high in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Whether they are boiled, baked, sauteed, roasted or fried they are a filling and nutritious staple for millions throughout the world.

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