National Potato Lovers Day today- February 8th 2017

by - Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Morning Foodies,

Happy National Potato Lovers Day; here are five food facts about Potatoes :-)

  • The word potato is derived from a Native American word “Batata”
  • The first cultivated potatoes date back to 500o BC in Peru. Originally, they were purple and when cooked they turn a deep blue color.
  • Most of the nutrients found in potatoes are in its skin.
  • The average American eats 140 pounds of potatoes per year.
  • The word spud actually means “to dig a small hole in the ground, similar to spade, a tool to dig small holes.- source

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