Potatoes can be GIGANTIC!!! The world’s largest potato weighed in at 18 pounds! That’s enough for 73 orders of medium fries at McDonalds!!!
In 1995, Potato Plants were taken into space with the space shuttle Columbia. This marked the first time any food was ever grown in space!
One baked potato with the skin, is only 100 calories and has more Vitamin C than an orange.
Potato chips and French fries are made from real potatoes, so although they are high in fat, they still provide some daily nutrients. Like any food, they should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy diet.
If you are athletic, the carbohydrate energy from potatoes will refuel hard working muscles to help them recover and keep going!
The word potato comes from the Spanish word patata.
The very first potatoes that were planted in North America was in Derry New Hampshire in the year 1719.