Terms we often use such as "the humble potato" or "the lowly potato" do not do justice to real potato facts. There are many potato myths that often prevent people from using and enjoying potatoes.
Here are some of the things that are NOT true potato facts:
Read on for the real facts about potatoes and just browse the rest of this site to see how really easy it is to add these tasty and nutritious tubers to as many meals as you choose.
Contrary to common belief, the potato is a nutritional "powerhouse."
Some potato nutrition facts include:
One outstanding potato fact that has been true through the centuries is that potatoes are the basic componant of some very cheap, thrify or frugal meals. Potatoes can be grown in almost any part of the world. New varieties are hardy in place where growing almost anything is a challenge. Of the major food crops in the world (rice, corn, wheat and potatoes), the potato is the only one that can be grown by almost anyone in any small space available.
Potatoes are the second most consumed food in the U.S., second only milk products. The average American eats 120 pounds of potatoes a year. That is almost 365 per person; or one a day.
Here are a few sweet potato facts and sweet potato nutrition facts.
Fun With Potatoes - Mr. Potato Head
We know that everyone has a favorite potato recipe because, in most families, potatoes are served several times each week. What are your favorite potato recipes? Share them!
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