Inca Indians in Peru were the first to cultivate potatoes circa 200 BC. Today, potatoes are North America’s most popular vegetable and are the number one vegetable crop in the world. Potatoes belong to the nightshade family whose other members include tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and tomatillos.
Potatoes, Yukon Gold (ea)
These versatile spuds can be boiled, baked, fried, steamed, mashed, pureed or roasted with or without their peels. They’re often paired with butter, sour cream, or oil, but left on their own they’re quite low in calories and loaded with nutrients. Potatoes can have 600-800 mg of potassium which is about 40 percent more than a banana.. One six-ounce potato also contains three grams of highly digestible protein, almost as much as half a glass of milk, giving it the potential of being a meal in itself.