What Is It?Edit

Potatoes are a type of starchy crop from the Solanaceae (Nightshades) family.They provides a large quantity of Carbohydrate(approximately 26 grams in a medium-sized potato) and a few other vitamin and minerals.



Binomial Name: Solanum Tuberosum

Main Nutritional Value: Provides large quantity of Carbohydrate and Vitamin C and B6.

Top Producers(Left To Right): China,Rusia,India,United States,Ukraine,Germany,Poland,Belgium,Netherlands,France.

Miscellaneous:Warning,Potatoes contain a form of toxic substance known as Glycoalkaloids.Glycoalkaloids are concentrated on the leaf,stem and fruit of the Potato plant.Fortunately,there is no recent reports in the United States of someone died because of potato poisoning in 50 years.Most cases involved the victim eating green potatoes or drinking potato leaf tea.

Various Uses In CulinaryEdit

Potatoes can be prepared in many ways,either skin-on or peeled.Potatoes can be boiled or fried in deep oil.

A Few Things We Can Do With'Em:

1.Roast Garlic Potatoes.

2.Potato Stuffed Corn Bread.

3.Chunky Potato Cheddar Soup.

4.Potato Salad.

5.Sour Cream & Onions Mashed Potatoes.

6.Sausage Stuffed Potatoes.

7.Jamie's Blackened Potatoes.